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June 29, 2012
LEADERSHIP FOR HEALTHY COMMUNITIES APPLAUD U.S. SUPREME COURT DECISION ON ACA
WASHINGTON - Leadership for Healthy Communities applauds the decision by the United States Supreme Court to uphold the Affordable Care Act (ACA) as constitutional.
The Prevention and Public Health Fund created by ACA has increased the national investment in prevention and public health, including efforts to improve nutrition, increase physical activity, and reduce obesity-related conditions and health care costs. Chronic diseases related to obesity – such as heart disease, cancer, stroke, and diabetes – are responsible for seven of 10 deaths among Americans each year and account for 75 percent of the nation’s health spending.