Nevada needs Public Health Fund to be protected: Heidi Parker
March 23, 2017
by Heidi Parker, executive director, Immunize Nevada.
According to the Trust for America’s Health, Nevada has received over $31 million since the fund’s inception, and a substantial portion protects the health of our communities by ensuring increased access to vaccines. Each year in the United States, following the routine immunization schedule reduces direct health care costs by $9.9 billion and indirect costs by $33.4 billion. Investing in vaccines doesn’t just save lives; it saves money too. The current national debate over the repeal of the ACA and the elimination of the PPHF affects the future of these and other prevention programs, including the almost 100 Nevada jobs directly supported by the PPHF.
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