Senate Releases Health Spending Bill Reflecting Neurosurgery’s Priorities
On July 28, the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee released its draft fiscal year 2023 appropriations bill for the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies. The legislation funds several of neurosurgery’s priorities, including:
- $700 million for the Brain Research through Advancement Innovative Neurotechnologies Initiative;
- $385 million for the Children’s Hospitals Graduate Medical Education Payment Program;
- $15 million for the Pediatric Subspecialty Loan Repayment Program;
- $60 million for firearm injury and mortality prevention research;
- $148 million for heart disease and stroke research and prevention;
- $23 million for traumatic brain injury; and
- $10 million for the Military and Civilian Partnership for Trauma Readiness Grant Program (also known as the MISSION ZERO program).
Click here for the bill, here for an explanatory statement and here for a summary.