How will the President's new budget affect healthcare?
April 11, 2013 -- For years, mental health advocates have asked for more federal funding, and under President Obama's proposed budget for 2014, they will get it.
In the wake of the Sandy Hook school tragedy, the president wants a $130 million initiative to expand services.
$55 million of that would help school districts identify and treat students with mental health problems.
There would also be another $30 million to track and prevent gun violence.
The Food and Drug Administration would get $821 million to boost food and drug safety.
However, Medicare would be cut $400 billion over 10 years. Those costs are said to be covered by the new healthcare law.
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