Energy and Commerce Committee Markup of Affordable Care Act Replacement Bill, Part 3 : CSPAN3 : March 9, 2017 5:07pm-8:01pm EST
diseases like alzheimer's and diabetes and mental illness, which we all care about, and the zika virus, but the cdc's childhood lead poisoning prevention program is funded exclusively through the prevention and public health fund. and the prevention fund has been the backbone of america's fight against lead poisoning. and we have to keep that funding in place until the cdc can certify that children in this country are free of lead poisoning. as we all know too well, our children remain at risk for lead poisoning, as has been sadly documented in flint. a study in the american journal of public health found nearly 5% of children in flint under the age of 5 had elevated lead levels and now we had another study, a recent reuters analysis that says there are almost 3,000 neighborhoods who have recorded childhood lead poisoning rates at double those in flint during the peak of the city's contamination. these cuts are putting our nation's public health at risk. we cannot sacrifice long-term savings in exchange for a quick buck and i also support my colleague's very important amendment.
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