317 Coalition Legislative Updates

 

August 2016 - CDC Professional Budget Judgement

 

July 2016 Update: House and Senate FY 2017 Appropriations Bills

 

December 2015 - CDC Professional Budget Judgement


November 2015 Appropriations Update

 

September 2015 Appropriations Update

April 2015 Budget Request Update

February 2015 Budget Request Update

December 2014 Update - FY 2015 Omnibus

September 2014 Update

FY 2015 draft Senate Labor-HHS-ED Report Language

July 2014 Update

June 2014 Update

May 2014 Update

April 2014 Update

January 2014 Update



Appropriations Update

 

The House Rules Committee met on December 21, 2017 to report H.R. 1370, a continuing resolution (CR) to fund the federal government through January 19th, 2018. It will be a clean CR and include temporary extensions for temporary flood insurance, veterans health and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP).

 

The bill provides $2.85 billion to fund CHIP through March 31st, 2018. In order to pay for this and other public health programs including community health centers and the National Health Service Corps, the Prevention and Public Health Fund (PPHF) is cut by $750 million over four years starting in FY 2019. This amounts to a $100 million cut in FY 2019, a $200 million cut in both FY 2020 and FY 2021, and a $250 million cut in FY 2022.

 

The House passed the bill with a vote of 231 - 188. It will now go to the Senate for a vote.

 

 

 

Legislative Update


The Senate released its FY18 Labor-HHS-Ed report in September 2017:

 

(dollars in thousands)

Program

FY 2017 Appropriation

FY 2018 President’s Budget

FY 2018 317 Coalition Recommendation

FY 2018 House Appropriation

FY 2018 Senate Appropriation

Section 317 Immunization Program

$606,792

$521,000

$650,000

$556,792

$606,972

 

The 317 program is level funded with FY17 at $606,972,000 and the National Immunization Survey is funded at $12,864,000. The report language (found on page 59) is as follows:

 

Cost Estimates. – The Committee looks forward to reviewing the fiscal year 2018 report on estimated funding needs of the Section 317 Immunization Program and requests that the report be updated and submitted not later than February 1, 2018, to reflect fiscal year 2019 cost estimates. The updated report should also include an estimate of optimum State and local operations funding, as well as a discussion of the evolving role of the 317 program as expanded coverage for vaccination becomes available from private and public sources over the next several years.

Immunizations. – The Committee does not support the proposed reduction to the Section 317 Immunization Program by the Administration and provides funding at last year’s level. The Committee believes a strong public health immunization infrastructure is critical for ensuring high vaccination coverage levels, preventing vaccine-preventable diseases, and responding to outbreaks. The Committee acknowledges that immunization program investments in Immunization information Systems (IIS) improve data exchange security standards and enhance the interface with electronic health records (EHRs) and other health information technology systems. IIS inform providers and support clinical decision making in terms of a patient’s immunization status as well as help to identify recommended vaccines the patient may not have received, which guide public health strategies to reduce vaccine-preventable diseases. During the 2015 multi-State measles outbreak and the ongoing, multi-State mumps outbreaks, funds from this program supported State and local health departments in rapid response, public health communication, community outreach and education, data gathering, and laboratory testing.