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Budget Cuts Protections for Medical Errors


by Bruce Y. Lee

Headlines such as “Republicans Pan Trump Budget” and “Donald Trump’s Budget Is Universally Unloved” have suggested that identifying problems with President Donald Trump’s proposed federal budget has been like pointing out wet spots on the Titanic. For example, a chorus along the political spectrum have criticized the proposed drastic National Institutes of Health (NIH) budget cuts, arguing that it could be the “jump the shark” moment for the United States (a reference to the Happy Days episode that began the ultimate decline and demise of the popular sitcom series).

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