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Preventive care is critical to America's health security

March 4, 2018
by Former U.S. Senator Tom Harkin
Des Moines Register

In today’s busy world, it is easy to eat fast food or put your daily walk off until tomorrow. However, just like a budget, if you overspend in the short term, you will fall short in the long run. Likewise, saving today will yield dividends in the end. In fact, for every dollar we invest in evidence-based prevention services, we see $5.60 in savings, according to the Trust for America’s Health. Support for health care strategies that lead to better outcomes at lower costs to taxpayers should be a no-brainer for elected officials on both sides of the aisle.

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