US Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar issued the following statement on President Trump’s Fiscal Year 2020 Budget:
“The President’s budget makes necessary investments and bold reforms to deliver on HHS’s mission, and supports the hard work the men and women of HHS are already doing to improve the health and well-being of the American people. The budget will advance HHS’s work on increasing the affordability of individual health insurance, bringing down the price of prescription drugs, transforming our healthcare system into one that pays for value, and combating the opioid crisis. It also provides historic new funding dedicated to one of the most important public health initiatives undertaken this century: President Trump’s plan to end the HIV epidemic in America by 2030. This budget will help deliver on the President’s vision for a fiscally sustainable federal budget, a stronger economy, and a healthier America.” View the HHS Budget in Brief.