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Health care bills do promote healthy living
San Francisco Chronicle - Lucy Johns

Everyone alienated by the compromises to extract health reform legislation out of Congress, take heart. There’s a sleeper in both the House and Senate bills that could do more to promote health in the long run than any of the insurance we may – or may not – get. Both bills address long-term disease prevention and health promotion with innovative strategies and startling amounts of funding. The House appropriates $15.4 billion over five years, the Senate over $7 billion.