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U.S. health budget raises spending for reform, mental health

April 10, 2013 3:33 PM
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U.S. health budget raises spending for reform, mental health

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama's proposed 2014 budget includes an increase of $3.9 billion to support the administration's healthcare overhaul, while cutting certain programs such as immunizations and cancer screenings that should in the future be financed through individual state insurance exchanges.

The nearly $4 billion increase to the budget for the Department of Health and Human Services is compared with funding levels enacted in 2012, for a total budget of $80.1 billion.

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