Passage of Cures Act comes at expense of preventive health funding

December 7, 2016
by Steven Ross Johnson
Modern Healthcare

“Time and again research shows that the vast majority of these chronic diseases can be prevented by investing in addressing the root causes. Yet, the country has repeatedly failed to do so,” said Rich Hamburg, interim president and CEO of Trust for America's Health, in a statement. “The nation cannot afford to trade away our single best investment in preventing disease, preparing for and responding to infectious disease outbreaks, reducing rates of chronic illness, and saving lives and money.”

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