U.S. Senate Measure Seeks To Readjust Health Care System
On Tuesday, Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) introduced an expansive public health bill (S 39) that aims to reduce health care costs by readjusting the national health care system to focus on prevention, wellness and health promotion. The bill outlines more than two dozen initiatives, such as providing tax credits for comprehensive workplace wellness programs and expanding federal research on mental health and substance use disorders.
- "Harkin Health Bill Orders Stack of Federal Prevention Efforts" (Viebeck, "Healthwatch," The Hill, 1/22).
- "Harkin Offers Sweeping Public Health Bill Again" (Zigmond, Modern Healthcare, 1/22).