A survey of 1,026 voters by the Trust for America's Health shows 63 percent believe investing in preventive health will save money on long-term health care costs. The survey also finds 60 percent of respondents want federal and state governments to focus on obesity-related illnesses."America's public health system is broken. Serious gaps exist in the nation's ability to safeguard health, putting our families, communities, states, and the country at risk," said Jeff Levi, PhD, Executive Director of TFAH. The group identifies steps to prevent disease, prepare for disasters and bring down health care costs.
[from On the Pulse Oct. 24, 2008]