Support Prevention and Wellness
On March 23, 2010, President Obama signed the historic Affordable Care Act legislation into law and created the framework that will make decades of dreams of universal health insurance coverage a reality.
As you know, the law includes meaningful provisions aimed at investing in prevention and wellness in this country. This includes required coverage of recommended preventive services in new private insurance plans and critical improvements to the Medicare and Medicaid programs to improve access to preventive clinical services. Perhaps most notably, for the first time ever, mandatory federal funding in the form of a Prevention and Public Health Fund is making dedicated investments to states and local communities to fill the demand for strategies and policies that will make it easier for Americans to lead healthier, longer, and more productive lives.
Please use this sample letter to educate your Representatives and Senators about the importance of prevention and wellness components. With your support, we can ensure that vital programs aimed at preventing disease and illness and promoting health and wellness continue.