On July 18, 2012, the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education approved legislation funding federal programs in its jurisdiction. Among other things, the bill would block funding to implement the ACA (except for select provisions) and cut funding for various government entities established by the ACA, including the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation, the Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight, the Independent Payment Advisory Board, the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Trust Fund, and the Prevention and Public Health Fund. Also notably, the bill would terminate the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, effective October 1, 2012, and set spending rates for other federal health programs.  Note that the version of the legislation approved by the Senate Appropriations Committee in June includes funding for ACA implementation. The differences in the House and Senate appropriations bills are unlikely to be resolved until a probable lame duck session of Congress after the November elections.