How the Prevention Fund is being spent

April 27, 2012
by Sarah Kliff
Washington Post


House Republicans want to use money earmarked for health reform’s Prevention and Public Health Fund to hold down interest rates on student loans. The White House has threatened to veto the bill. So what’s that money doing now

Over the past two years, Health and Human Services has used $1.25 billion of Prevention Fund dollars to fund a pretty sweeping variety of health-related programs, according to data compiled by the Trust for America’s Future. Another $1 billion is set to go out the door in 2012.

The Prevention Fund’s biggest investments have been in two areas: Increasing the size of the health care workforce and implementing community-based, health care interventions.


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