Thorpe on Prevention and Wellness

Ken Thorpe discussed prevention and wellness  with Tom Daschle, Newt Gingrich, and Ben Leedle last week at a Center for Health Transformation meeting.

PPACA Examples of Success

The White House Office of Public Engagement on the Affordable Care Act is seeking "real life" examples of individuals benefiting from implementation of PPACA (i.e. those getting preventive care who were previously unable to do so).

Trust for America's Health is collecting examples. Please send all examples to and PFCD will pass them along. Be sure to include where they're from, contact information, etc.

Protect the Prevention and Public Health Fund

Trust for America’s Health is circulating a letter to Congress in support of preserving the Prevention and Public Health Fund and is asking other organizations to sign on as well. To date, over 300 organizations have signed the letter. It reads:

As the Senate considers the Small Business Jobs and Credit Act (H.R. 5297), the undersigned organizations strongly urge you to oppose the use of the Prevention and Public Health Fund from the Affordable Care Act (ACA) as an offset for an amendment offered by Senator Johanns (No. 4531).

White House Video on Preventive Care

First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden recorded a video message on provisions in the PPACA,which require insurance plans to pay the entire cost of recommended, preventive services starting in September. View the video here.