Guthrie legislation to cut mandatory spending in health care law
May 24, 2011
"Congress is making difficult decisions about which programs to fund and which to reduce. I find it unfair that some programs do not have to prove their merit to earn continued funding." - Congerssman Brett Guthrie (KY-02)
H.R. 1216 converts the mandatory funding for teaching health centers included in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) into an authorization of appropriations. Converting the program to an authorization allows it to be evaluated on its merits along with similar programs during the appropriations cycle each year.