The House and Senate Appropriations Committees released a bill that would maintain funding for the 340B Program at $10.24 million through September. The bill proposes to cut funding for the Ryan White Part C program by $4 million, but other parts of the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program would maintain the same level of funding.
In addition, CDC Hepatitis Prevention would be level-funded at $34 million. Medical research funding for the National Institutes of Health would increase by $2 billion. The appropriations bill also requests HRSA to brief the House and Senate Appropriations Committees on the status of its efforts to develop a secure website that makes 340B ceiling prices available to the public, as required under the Affordable Care Act of 2010.
Congress has until Friday at midnight – when the current appropriations under a continuing resolution expire – to pass the appropriations bill. This chart prepared by the Powers Legislative Group that shows spending for selective programs in the FY 2017 omnibus bill as compared to FY 2016.