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Harkin Says First Lady's Event in Des Moines & New Report Show Why Prevention Investment is Necessary

February 9, 2012
by Senator Tom Harkin

Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) used his weekly press call today to highlight why the Prevention and Public Health Fund is so critical to keeping Americans healthy and reducing health care costs.   Early this week, the Trust for America’s Health released a remarkable study showing that a five percent reduction in the obesity rate could yield more than $600 billion in savings on health care costs over a 20-year period.  And later today, the First Lady will be in Des Moines to kick off her “Let’s Move” campaign, which is funded by the Prevention Fund.  This actuality is available on the web at: http://harkin.senate.gov/documents/mp3/4f33f4b3761c8.mp3 <http://harkin-press.enews.senate.gov/mail/util.cfm?mailaction=clickthru&gpiv=2100083618.12472.288&gen=1&mailing_linkid=60166>   

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