Critics: Primary Care Offsets Pull From Other Important Health Priorities

By Jessica Karins / September 21, 2023 at 7:57 PM
The Senate health committee voted Thursday (Sept. 21) to advance legislation aimed at boosting primary care access and the health care workforce, but cost offsets for the bill could draw on a fund that is used to support many other public health programs. The Prevention and Public Health Fund (PPHF) is one of several funding streams the bipartisan Sanders-Marshall Primary Care and Health Workforce Expansion Act would draw on for cost reductions. The authors, health committee Chair Bernie Sanders (I-VT)...

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