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University of North Carolina at Charlotte
A dollar of prevention is worth $7 of cure [Commentary]
A dollar of prevention is worth $7 of cure [Commentary]

Recently we've seen a number of proposed federal budgets, all of which have partisan approaches. The following proposal is bipartisan, stressing two major themes echoed by our major political parties: serving human needs and saving federal dollars. A budget based on preventing rather than treating problems is more humane and reduces the need for untested or ineffective government programs — again, a bipartisan approach. Several areas ripe for prevention where we should be spending our money are outlined below: Preventive medicine. Health care expenses are drastically heightened by chronic diseases and disorders, which also contribute to lost productivity and lost tax...