The Coalition for Health Funding has released a new report titled, Faces of Austerity: How Budget Cuts Hurt America’s Health. The report provides a closer look at the impact of budget cuts on people from a diverse set of backgrounds and places in the United States. It also looks at how budget cuts have affected already existing programs, as well as future innovation.
According to the website, the report, “demonstrates [that] the existing austerity frame is unsustainable and insufficient to meet our nation’s mounting health demands. Americans do feel the pain of policymakers’ budgetary decisions, and continued health cuts do more harm than good.” The report’s authors also call on Congress to end spending caps and budget cuts.
The report is broken up in the following areas:
- Public Health 101
- Threat Detection & Response
To read the full report, visit www.cutshurt.org.