Navigation Links
New Poll Finds Disease Prevention is Top Priority for Americans in Health Reform
Date:6/8/2009

WASHINGTON, June 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Trust for America's Health (TFAH) and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) released a new public opinion survey today which finds that Americans rank prevention as the most important health care reform priority, and overwhelmingly support increasing funding for prevention programs to reduce disease and keep people healthy.

In the poll, conducted by Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research and Public Opinion Strategies, 70 percent of Americans ranked investing in prevention between an eight and 10 on a scale of zero to ten, where zero means not at all an important health care priority and 10 means very important. Forty-six percent rated prevention as a 10 out of 10. Overall, prevention was rated higher than all other proposals, including providing tax credits to small businesses and prohibiting health insurers from denying coverage based on health status.

"This survey underscores what I have been saying from the outset: If we pass comprehensive health reform that extends coverage but does nothing to reform our broken system by emphasizing prevention and public health, then we will have failed. And we do not intend to fail," said Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA). "We know that prevention and wellness efforts are a key to reducing costs within a reformed health care system. And they will be a centerpiece of the reform effort underway on Capitol Hill."

"This report shows that the American people believe prevention and wellness are the cornerstones of a high performing health care system. And they're right," said Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-Mont). "Today, we spend nearly $800 billion on health problems that are directly linked to lifestyle and poor health habits each year--about one third of our total health care spending. Simply put, that's too much. Reforming our system to focus on prevention will drive down costs and produce better health outcomes. That
'/>"/>

SOURCE Trust for America's Health
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3 4 5

Related medicine technology :

1. SYNTAX Analysis Finds Treatment With TAXUS(R) Express2(R) Stent System More Cost Effective Than Bypass Surgery in Patients With Complex Coronary Artery Disease
2. American Lung Association Study to be Published in the New England Journal of Medicine Finds Prescription Heartburn Medication Does Not Control Asthma Symptoms as Previously Thought
3. SYNTAX Analysis Finds Treatment With TAXUS(R) Express2(TM) Stents More Cost Effective Than Bypass Surgery in Many Patients With Complex Coronary Artery Disease
4. AHRQ-Funded Study Finds Lower Risk of Death and Heart Attack in Patients With Drug-Coated Stent Implants Compared to Those With Bare Metal Stents
5. CDC Analysis Finds Unique Social and Behavior Intervention Helps Reduce MRSA Rates Up to 62% in Study Hospitals
6. Study Finds Family History, Higher Incidence of Sunburns Associated With Rosacea
7. New Study Published in the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology Finds DOT Microablative CO2 Laser Optimum for Skin Rejuvenation
8. Laser Burn Injuries in One Eye Can Disrupt Protective Immune Privilege in Both Eyes, Study Finds
9. CVS Caremark Study Finds Non-Adherent Heart Failure Patients Almost Twice as Likely to be Re-Hospitalized Within a Year
10. Mayo Clinic Study Finds Younger Men With Erectile Dysfunction at Double Risk of Heart Disease
11. St. Jude Finds More Than 100 Gene Variations Linked With Response to Leukemia Treatment
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/2/2014)... 2, 2014  MJ Freeway®, the industry-leading cannabis business ... detailing upcoming legalization efforts in Oregon ... Nevada .  The success of the measures being ... on the national level. On October 7th, ... the Marijuana Policy Project, an organization dedicated to making ...
(Date:10/2/2014)... , Oct. 2, 2014  Isis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. ... webcast:What: , Webcast and conference call to provide ... clinical studies of ISIS-SMN Rx in infants ... will be presented on the morning (CEST) of ... Muscle Society in Berlin, GermanyWhen:Friday, October 10 at ...
(Date:10/1/2014)... Calif. , Oct. 1, 2014  Abaxis, Inc. ... manufacturing point-of-care instruments and consumables for the medical, research, ... to the veterinary and research markets in ... entered into a definitive distribution agreement with Patterson Veterinary ... and promote the full line of Abaxis veterinary products ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:MJ Freeway to Host Educational Webinars Regarding Crucial Marijuana Legalization Efforts in Alaska, Nevada and Oregon 2Isis Pharmaceuticals to Host Webcast to Discuss ISIS-SMN Rx Results Presented at the World Muscle Society Congress 2Abaxis Announces Distribution Agreement with Patterson Veterinary Supply 2Abaxis Announces Distribution Agreement with Patterson Veterinary Supply 3Abaxis Announces Distribution Agreement with Patterson Veterinary Supply 4
(Date:10/2/2014)... 02, 2014 Originally considered alternative ... is becoming increasingly popular with consumers. This has ... Poultry Farming industry in Australia. According to ... organic meat has surged over the past five ... the farming level.” Over the five years through ...
(Date:10/2/2014)... (HealthDay News) -- Scientists have pinpointed a molecule that ... colds. The researchers say this finding could offer ... treat these attacks. Most asthma attacks (80 percent ... the airways, according to the British researchers. Most of ... the common cold. The researchers found that a ...
(Date:10/2/2014)... Dennis Thompson HealthDay ... A newborn,s risk of developing celiac disease isn,t reduced by ... in wheat called gluten to an infant,s diet help prevent ... pair of new studies in the Oct. 2 New ... to rest hopes that a child could avoid celiac disease ...
(Date:10/2/2014)... University of Nottingham could lead to the development of ... resulting from the research, published in the journal ... sufferers of chronic pain conditions such as traumatic nerve ... , The work, led by Dr Lucy Donaldson in ... David Bates, Professor of Oncology in the University,s Cancer ...
(Date:10/1/2014)... new research study published today in the Journal ... patients older than 50 years with moderate or severe ... , Researchers from the University of Melbourne randomly assigned ... pain to no acupuncture or sham or pretend laser ... with participants and acupuncturists blinded to laser and sham ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Organic Livestock and Poultry Farming in Australia Industry Market Research Report Now Available from IBISWorld 2Health News:Organic Livestock and Poultry Farming in Australia Industry Market Research Report Now Available from IBISWorld 3Health News:Organic Livestock and Poultry Farming in Australia Industry Market Research Report Now Available from IBISWorld 4Health News:New Clues to How Colds Can Spur Asthma Attacks 2Health News:Infant's Early Diet Doesn't Change Celiac Disease Risk, Study Finds 2Health News:Infant's Early Diet Doesn't Change Celiac Disease Risk, Study Finds 3Health News:Medical discovery first step on path to new painkillers 2Health News:Study finds acupuncture does not improve chronic knee pain 2
... 29 LodgeNet Interactive Corporation (Nasdaq: LNET ... offering of 50,000 shares of 10% Series B Cumulative ... liquidation preference of $1,000 per share. In addition, the ... to purchase an additional 7,500 shares of preferred stock ...
... HealthCare System has organized a new business unit ... North and South Carolina. , , The newly ... (SHVI) represents a combination of Sanger Clinic, Charlotte Cardiology Associates ... serving as a regional referral center for highly specialized care. ...
... Clovis Students Win Thousands of Dollars in Milk Contest , ... month after month with Premenstrual Syndrome, a.k.a. man,s worst nightmare. ... whom do not yet know that milk could be the ... effort to educate women on the PMS-fighting benefits of the ...
... ... to share their perspectives on eye care and safety. , ... Minneapolis, MN (PRWEB) June 29, 2009 -- Stop squinting…proper eye ... July,s fireworks displays in all their brilliance and clarity., , , The Healthcare Scoop , ...
... , JACKSONVILLE, Fla., June 29 On June ... the European Association for the Study of Diabetes investigated ... sanofi-aventis) and the development of certain malignancies. The authors ... their limited data and analyses, which precluded them from ...
... most parents of high school and college-age students and they,ll tell ... life,s tough questions. Truth is, at that age they are forming ... their lives. A new initiative, Reach Teach Learn , is ... that honest, educated decisions are made. , , Alpharma Inc., ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:LodgeNet Interactive Announces Completion of Offering of $57.5 Million of Convertible Preferred Stock 2Health News:LodgeNet Interactive Announces Completion of Offering of $57.5 Million of Convertible Preferred Stock 3Health News:LodgeNet Interactive Announces Completion of Offering of $57.5 Million of Convertible Preferred Stock 4Health News:Sanger Clinic Lends Its Name to New Heart Care Institute Serving NC and SC 2Health News:No More Drama With TOMA LECHE 2Health News:No More Drama With TOMA LECHE 3Health News:No More Drama With TOMA LECHE 4Health News:The Healthcare Scoop Community Says 'Eye Care' 2Health News:The Healthcare Scoop Community Says 'Eye Care' 3Health News:AACE Response to Insulin Glargine Cancer Risk Articles in Diabetologia 2Health News:Alpharma's Reach Teach Learn Initiative Targets Youth and Consumer Awareness 2
... is a national reference laboratory and a ... development. ARUP offers an extensive test menu ... in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by ... include more than half of the nation's ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference laboratory ... research and development. ARUP offers an extensive ... medical tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. ... Laboratories' clients include more than half of ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference ... laboratory research and development. ARUP offers an ... unique medical tests in clinical and anatomic ... ARUP Laboratories' clients include more than half ...
... is a national reference laboratory and a ... development. ARUP offers an extensive test menu ... in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by ... include more than half of the nation's ...
Medicine Products: