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Gutting Federal Health Law Imperils Georgia Families, Hospitals, State Budget

June 21, 2017
by Laura Harker
Georgia Budget and Policy Institute

The Affordable Care Act created the Prevention and Public Health Fund as the country’s first mandatory source of money for preventing disease, improving health outcomes and reducing health care costs. The AHCA proposes to eliminate the fund, which is used to give grants to state and local public health departments. Georgia stands to lose $20 million a year in public health funding over five years.

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