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Report: Prevention Should Play Critical Role in Overhauling Health Care

October 21, 2008
by Meghan McCarthy
CQ HealthBeat

Trust for America's Health (TFAH), a nonprofit and nonpartisan health advocacy group, issued a new report Tuesday stating that prevention should play a significant role in any major effort to overhaul health care in America.

Preventative measures will reduce the cost of health care, according to report, which is meant as a guide to the new administration and Congress.

"Disease prevention needs to be a cornerstone. We will never contain costs without a commitment to health prevention, because we won't be able to even afford health reform," said Jeffrey Levi, author of the report and the executive director for TFAH.

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