Poll: Americans favor prevention for health-care reform

June 8, 2009
by James Thalman
Deseret News

When it comes to real health-care reform, an overwhelming majority of Americans believe an ounce of prevention is worth a pound - maybe two - of cure.

According to survey results released Monday by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Trust for America's Health, more than three-quarters of Americans - 76 percent - say the U.S. health-care system should get serious about reorienting away from expensive, specialized sick care and toward much cheaper and more effective programs to prevent health problems in the first place.

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