Opportunities for the Life Sciences Industry: American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to Deliver $150 Billion for Healthcare


President Obama signed H.R. 1, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act) into law on February 17, 2009. The bill represents the largest investment in public works since the Great Depression.

The Recovery Act allocates more than $150 billion to health related programs, and makes significant down payments on medical research, comparative effectiveness initiatives, and health information technology. The chart below describes the major health provisions in the Recovery Act.

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