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Poll finds wide support for preventive health funding

June 8, 2009
by Matthew DoBias
Modern Healthcare

An overwhelming number of Americans support increased funding for preventive health services, which they see as a bridge to healthier living and lower overall healthcare costs, according to a new poll.

The call for extra dollars comes from a wide political swath, with 86% of Democrats, 71% of Republicans and 70% of independents saying that more money should be invested in prevention, according to the poll conducted by Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research and sponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Trust for America's Health.

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