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ASTHO Urges Members Not to Cut the Prevention and Public Health Fund

Jan. 31, 2012

On January 31, ASTHO sent a letter to the members of the U.S. Congress serving on the conference committee currently negotiating strategies to extend the provisions of the Temporary Payroll Tax Cut Continuation Act of 2011 (H.R. 3630) urging them to support the nation’s public health system and reduce rising health care treatment costs by opposing any and all efforts to eliminate, reduce, or reclassify the Prevention and Public Health Fund.  Early in negotiations on the temporary bill that goes through February 29, 2012, Congress had proposed the Fund as an offset to the costs associated with the payroll tax cut, the SGR “doc fix”, and unemployment insurance extension.  Read the entire letter here