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Prevention Fund Cuts Face First Hurdle

The Middle Class Tax Relief and Jobs creation Act of 2011—the tax extender package aiming to extend unemployment benefits, the Social Security payroll deduction and the controversial "doc" fix-passed the House Tuesday night with $8 billion in cuts to the Prevention and Public Health Fund. These cuts pose a serious threat to the goal of improving health through effective preventative programs.

Some good news from the Senate occurred Wednesday afternoon when Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (KY) made a statement rejecting the House package by demanding the Senate Democrats first pass a $1 trillion megabus spending bill.

The ADA partnered with the Campaign to End Obesity on December 15 for a day-long lobby day aimed at visiting over 65 members of the House and Senate to advocate on the proven and necessary benefits of the Fund, and to urge the Senate to not pass the House's package.

In an optimistic turn of events the American College of Preventative Medicine – which is generally a large supporter of the "doc" fix – came out with a letter on December 13 rejecting the House's attempt to gut the Prevention Fund by $8 billion. Read the full release here.

Larry Cohen, the executive director of the Prevention Institute, penned a strong blog entry in the Hill earlier this week entitled Docs Won't Benefit From Prevention Cuts. He is quoted as saying: "We must address the rates that Medicare pays doctors, but doing so by raiding the prevention fund is a short-sighted solution that will cost money, not save it." Read the full article here.


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