The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) wants to slash the amount of money it spends on health care by at least $10 trillion over the next decade.
The HHS budget request is being released Tuesday, and it calls for an increase in funding for the National Institutes of Health (NIH), which provides research to support health care policy and programs.
The budget also calls for $1.1 trillion to spend on a number of programs and initiatives, including the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), the Office of National Drug Control Policy, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
The biggest chunk of funding will go to the NIH, which would get $6.8 billion, or 23 percent of the budget, to support biomedical research and development, according to a summary of the NIH budget released by HHS.
The funding for this purpose would also go to other programs that focus on diseases and medical treatments.
The NIH would also get $1 billion to fund research into vaccines, which is an area of health care that HHS is considering.
The NIH is the world’s largest scientific research agency, with a budget of more than $7.2 trillion.
The budget includes an additional $500 million to fund vaccine development.HHS also proposed $1 trillion in additional funding for community health services, which it said would fund about half of the nation’s community health system.
This is a big chunk of money to spend in an area that has been plagued by the rising cost of care.
The government’s proposed increase for community services would be the second largest in its history.
The White House has not yet commented on the budget.