Raise public health spending to $24B, IOM report says

04/12/2012 | Hill, The

An Institute of Medicine report says the U.S. should more than double federal spending on public health to $24 billion a year and create a minimum set of services each community should get from public health departments. The report suggests a tax on medical care to help cover the extra spending but adds that health costs would decline over time due to lower obesity rates and less use of tobacco.

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