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Testimony of CSPI Executive Director Mike F. Jacobson before the Senate Finance Committee

Roundtable Discussion on Financing Comprehensive Health Care Reform

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To promote health and reduce health-care costs, health-reform legislation should include strong, specific prevention measures.

This testimony focuses on employing five long-neglected, highleverage, diet-related means of preventing chronic diseases; treating serious diseases in a more economical, yet still effective, manner; and levying taxes that would both promote health and generate revenues that could help fund expanded health-care coverage.