Thursday, July 2, 2009

New Jersey Leaders Detail Savings for Health Reform

“Saying that the savings from chronic disease prevention and treatment "can fill the funding gap for health care reform," the New Jersey Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease (PFCD) was joined by key state business leaders in urging federal lawmakers to "take the savings and run" with a health care reform bill that works for all Americans. ‘The savings are there,’ said former New Jersey Governor James Florio, Co-Chair of the PFCD effort in New Jersey. ‘They are real and they should be counted when calculating the cost of any reform bill which includes strong incentives for chronic disease prevention and treatment.’ A former member of Congress, Florio said ‘The Leadership in the House and the Senate must insist that the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) provides Members with all the information they need to make informed fiscal decisions on health reform...."

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