On March 11, President Trump released his proposed FY 2020 budget. For the third straight year, the Administration has proposed eliminating the Paralysis Resource Center (PRC).
Funding for the PRC represents just .011 percent of the entire budget for the Department of Health & Human Services (HHS), and .00014 percent of Trump’s total proposed budget. It is the only program of its kind for individuals living with spinal cord injury, MS, ALS, stroke, and any other form of paralysis. An attempt to save funds cannot be at the expense of the millions who rely on the PRC’s life-saving services, especially when the program represents a small fraction of the total budget.