If you can't buy love, what about health?

May 7, 2014
by Patti Singer
Democrat and Chronicle

When you look at the amount of money spent on various aspects of health – environmental, infectious diseases, chronic disease prevention, the list goes on – the amount is staggering.

New York receives more than $446 million from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ($446,664,544 – but what's a few hundred thousand between friends) to address or prevent health problems in a dozen or so categories. That's $22.73 per person, which places New York 14th in the nation, according to a new report from the Trust for America's Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

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