Obamacare repeal threatens public health funding to states
January 16, 2017
by Jayne O'Donnell
More than 300 public health and patient groups including the American Heart Association signed a letter to congressional leaders last week that warned of the "dire consequences" of repealing the fund without including the nearly $1 billion in other appropriations. "Funding prevention not only saves lives but it saves money," said the letter, citing research by Trust for America's Health that shows every public health dollar leads to a savings of $5.60.
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