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The biggest health reform bill since Obamacare, explained in 600 words
Vox | 12/13/2016
The $6.3 billion 21st Century Cures Act is a controversial, bipartisan effort that’s been in the works since April 2014. As its name would suggest, it’s been touted as legislation that’ll help get medical cures to patients faster by boosting health research funding and speeding up the drug regulatory process.
But health researchers have called the Cures Act “lipstick on a pig” and the “19th Century Fraud Act” for good reason. The bill offsets research spending by cutting public health spending. And critics worry the bill could seriously damage the regulatory authority of the Food and Drug Administration.