A Look At Where Trump Has Diverged From Obama On Health Policy
Stat is tracking five key health areas to identify where things are changing, where it's unclear and where it's just more of the same.
Obama Vs. Trump: Early Report Card On How Health And Science Are Changing
In less than three months in office, President Trump has made abundantly clear he will not approach health and medicine the same way his predecessor did. He is proposing dramatic funding cuts to the National Institutes of Health. He has already tried — and so far failed — to repeal much of the Affordable Care Act, Barack Obama’s signature legislation. The early signals of how he’ll handle the opioid crisis have recovery advocates on edge. ... Three months ago, STAT looked at five key areas and assessed whether Trump was likely to diverge from Obama — or not. Now we’re revisiting those issues, focusing on the new president’s record so far. (Scott, 4/4)
Meanwhile, the former commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration speaks out against Trump's budget cuts —
Robert Califf: Trump Budget Proposal Is 'Ridiculous'
Dr. Robert Califf, the former commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, on Tuesday called President Trump’s budget blueprint “ridiculous” and implored the scientific community to “speak out against it.” Califf made the remarks while moderating a panel at a meeting on how clinical trial data should be shared within and beyond the research community. The two-day meeting was hosted by the New England Journal of Medicine, one of the top peer-reviewed medical journals. (Swetlitz, 4/4)