CDC Foundation: What is it and Why Does it Exist?

The Centers for Disease Control is a major component of the US Department of Health and Human Services, a public agency funded by public dollars. Like every part of a monetarily sovereign federal government it ought to, and can be fully funded to the level required to accomplish its mission. There is no fiscal reason for any part of its budget to be cut, yet that has repeatedly happened to this and other agencies throughout government.

Our self-funding federal government creates new dollars as needed to cover all of its obligations. "Need"…