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For Immediate Release: July 14, 2010

TFAH Applauds Affordable Care Act's New Preventive Care Rules

Washington, DC - Trust for America's Health (TFAH) commended the Obama Administration for today's release of new rules on preventive care as part of the Affordable Care Act.  The regulations require private health plans to cover evidence-based preventive services and eliminate cost sharing for preventive care. 

"These new prevention rules are groundbreaking.  They represent a new era for health care - moving us away from a sick care system that only treats people after they are already sick to a system that will also help keep millions of Americans healthier in the first place," said Jeffrey Levi, PhD, Executive Director of TFAH.   "Requiring private plans to cover proven, effective preventive services without copayments will help spare millions of people from preventable illnesses, reduce health care costs, and make the country a healthier, more productive place." 

Trust for America's Health is a non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to saving lives by protecting the health of every community and working to make disease prevention a national priority. www.healthyamericans.org

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