One of the most critical provisions of the Affordable Care Act is the creation of the Prevention and Public Health Fund. The Fund invests in critical public health initiatives, such as community programs that help people quit smoking, support groups for lung cancer patients and classes that teach people how to avoid asthma attacks. Most recently, it allowed for the development of the "Tips from Former Smokers" mass media campaign illustrating the health effects of tobacco use. In tough economic times, prevention funding often is threatened. Because of its key role in efforts to prevent disease and lower healthcare costs, it is crucial to maintain this fund as originally intended in the law.
To find out more about the Affordable Care Act, visit Healthcare.gov.
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