Prevention First: Invest in Public Health to Make the ACA Successful

"An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure."

The famous quote from Benjamin Franklin is one we hear often in health care, and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) will give us a new opportunity to put prevention into practice. If we are really serious about improving the health of Americans and communities across this nation, providing health insurance under Obamacare -- while an important first step -- will not be enough.

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