Obama NIH Budget?

President Obama (aka "our scientist-in-chief," according to National Institutes of Health director Francis Collins) stopped by the NIH today and took the opportunity to note that a previous presidential visitor had also been accused of trying to socialize medicine, nearly 70 years before.
What is the current country's budget for these kind of operations?

asked by Part in Politics | 2255 views | 09-30-2009 at 06:39 PM

Obama was visiting the Bethesda, Md. campus to highlight how the NIH was using billions of dollars in Recovery Act funds to advance biomedical research. Over 12,000 grants totaling $5 billion in stimulus money have been handed out, according to Collins.

But Obama noted that only people with health care coverage are able to benefit from biomedical research, because "breakthroughs with the potential to save lives don't matter when your insurance doesn't cover a pre-existing condition."

answered by OPD | 09-30-2009 at 06:40 PM

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