Experts weight preventive health provisions in reform bill

08/3/2009 | Los Angeles Times (tiered subscription model)

A draft Senate health reform bill calls for spending up to $10 billion annually for a prevention and public health investment fund. The money would be allocated for infrastructure projects, such as bike paths and farmers markets, which some suggest can promote exercise and healthy eating and help reduce obesity and chronic diseases. But some critics call the measure "wasteful spending."

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