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New bills aimed to solve the health funding crisis
Lawmakers introduced three bills, one to the House and two to the Senate, aimed at solving aspects of the health funding crisis brought on by the Zika pandemic. Below is a brief synopsis of each bill. 1) On Sept. 8, Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., introduced a bill to the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions. Senate bill 3302 sets up a permanent emergency healthcare fund of $2 billion for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention director…