If Obamacare Dies, Cities Will Feel It

January 19, 2017
by Laura Bliss

The ACA directed millions of dollars to urban public health initiatives addressing everything from lead poisoning to healthcare access.

But those changes to the health insurance marketplace weren’t all that the ACA achieved. It also established the nation’s first mandatory dollar-stream devoted to improving public health: the Prevention and Public Health Fund. “You can feel it,” says Richard Hamburg, the executive vice president and COO at the Trust for America's Health, a nonpartisan organization that advocates for disease prevention. “That fund has led to actual programs that are impacting people at the local level.”

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