Groups rise to defense of health reform law's prevention fund
April 4, 2011
by Julian Pecquet
Fifty-six health organizations are asking President Obama to reject attempts to eliminate or pare down the healthcare reform law's investment in preventive health.
Democrats' law created the $15 billion Prevention and Public Health Fund "to provide for expanded and sustained national investment in prevention and public health programs." Some congressional Republicans have called the provision a "slush fund" and have proposed eliminating the fund or turning it into an annual appropriation whose funding would be in the hands of lawmakers.
View the full story (some sites require registration)