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The incredible shrinking Prevention Fund

April 19, 2013
by Sarah Kliff
Washington Post

 

On Wednesday night, I had a dream.

I dreamt of a graph. A health policy graph, to be more specific. Yes, this really happened. No, I don’t think I need to seek help — yet.

The graph that my subconscious came up with charted all the cuts to the Prevention and Public Health Fund. That’s a $15 billion Obamacare program initially meant to — you guessed it — fund prevention and public health activities. This has included everything fromtraining more primary-care doctors to supporting healthy corner stores.

 

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