Public Comments

Author: Various

Date: 2017

This letter signed by 117 organizations sent to Representative Michael Burgess, Representative Diana DeGette, Senator Mike Crapo, and Senator Ben Cardin expresses support for the Preventive Health Savings Act.

It notes, "We share the conviction that the way in which the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) currently 'scores'  legislation severely constrains the ability of policymakers to accurately assess legislation that would prevent chronic disease and promote behavioral health across the life-course. We agree wholeheartedly with existing bipartisan agreement on the need for a continued focus on wellness and disease prevention if health is to be improved and healthcare costs are to be contained. We believe this legislation represents a significant step toward this goal."

You can download the letter below.


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