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Ebola Cases Prompt Casey to Press Federal Hospital Funding Cause

A public health scare could boost federal spending on preparedness, which U.S lawmakers have cut during the past decade.

October 15, 2014
by Michael C Bender
Bloomberg

According to the Trust for America's Health annual “Ready or Not” report, the cuts have reduced capacity for mass vaccine and antibiotic distribution, limited the capability of laboratories and led to more than 45,700 job losses at state and local health departments.

Casey said investing in public health preparedness before a medical scare is “like fixing your roof on a sunny day.”

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