The president and Congress recently cut funding for local public health initiatives dramatically as part of a deal to offset the planned cuts to Medicare physician payments. Eliminating critical and promising community prevention funding was a huge disappointment, and a real setback to programs that successfully cut health care costs.
Health care vs. sick care: Why prevention is essential to payment reform
By Thomas M. Menino and Paula Johnson| April 02, 2012
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