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Health Programs Facing Cutbacks After Super Committee’s Failure

November 23, 2011
by Marilyn Werber Serafini and Mary Agnes Carey
Kaiser Health News

Disease prevention. Prevention funding in the health law is already under fire, by both Democrats and Republicans. Republicans have pushed to repeal the funding and President Barack Obama said recently that he would support decreasing it by $3.5 billion over 10 years.

The prevention fund has provided money for programs aimed at reducing obesity and tobacco use, among other public health priorities.

 

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