Republicans Arenít Talking About The Biggest Contributor To Rising Health Care Costs

June 29, 2017
by Caroline O.

Research suggests that investing in broad population health initiatives like the ACA’s Prevention and Public Health fund has the potential to yield significant health and economic returns. A 2011 study published in the journal Health Affairs found that a 10% increase in city- and county-level public health spending could reduce preventable deaths by up to 7%. Another study, conducted by researchers at Trust for America’s Health, estimated that a $2.9 billion investment in preventive health initiatives could lead to more than $16 billion in annual savings within just five years, with greater returns over time.

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