Even for the GOP, Parts of Obamacare Should Be Worth Saving

November 10, 2016
by Megan Molteni

When 1.6 million smokers attempted to quit smoking in 2012 because of the Center for Disease Control’s “Tips from Former Smokers” national ad campaign, that was the PPHF. In fact, more than half of the CDC’s chronic disease budget comes from the PPHF. These diseases represent one of the biggest drains on the health care system—$1.3 trillion in treatment costs and lost productivity every year. “The Prevention Fund is a critically important investment,” says Rick Hamburg, interim President and CEO of Trust for America’s Health, a public health non-profit. “Without it—well, I don’t even want to think about that.”

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