Summary

S. 39: A bill to improve the health of Americans and reduce health care costs by reorienting the Nation’s health care system toward prevention, wellness, and health promotion. Read More

Status

This bill was introduced on Jan 22, 2013, in a previous session of Congress, but was not passed.

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Jan 22, 2013

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Bill Text

A BILL

To improve the health of Americans and reduce health care costs by reorienting the Nation's health care system toward prevention, wellness, and health promotion.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE; TABLE OF CONTENTS.

(a) Short Title.--This Act may be cited as the ``Healthy Lifestyles and Prevention America Act'' or the ``HeLP America Act''. (b) Table of Contents.--The table of contents of this Act is as follows:

Sec. 1. Short title; table of contents. TITLE I--HEALTHIER KIDS AND SCHOOLS

Sec. 101. Nutrition and physical activity in child care quality improvement. Sec. 102. Access to local foods and school gardens at preschools and child care. Sec. 103. Fresh fruit and vegetable program. Sec. 104. Equal physical activity opportunities for students with disabilities. Sec. 105. Physical activity in school settings. TITLE II--HEALTHIER COMMUNITIES AND WORKPLACES

Subtitle A--Creating Healthier Communities

Sec. 201. Technical assistance for the development of joint/shared use agreements. Sec. 202. Community sports programs for individuals with disabilities. Sec. 203. Community gardens. Sec. 204. Physical activity guidelines for Americans. Sec. 205. Tobacco tax increase and parity. Sec. 206. Leveraging and coordinating federal resources for improved health. Sec. 207. Healthier national parks. Subtitle B--Incentives for a Healthier Workforce

Sec. 211. Tax credit to employers for costs of implementing wellness programs. Sec. 212. Employer-provided off-premises athletic facilities. Sec. 213. Task force for the promotion of breastfeeding in the workplace. Sec. 214. Improving healthy eating and active living options in...

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I support S. 39 ("A bill to improve the health of Americans and reduce health care costs by reorienting") because...it just makes sense to try and prevent disease rather than wait for people to get sick and then spend more money on chronic disease conditions. Focus should be on prevention instead of treatment for sickness which could have been avoided,

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szembal
FL-22
11 months ago

I support S. 39 ("A bill to improve the health of Americans and reduce health care costs by reorienting") because as a healthcare professional, I understand the importance of the shift to health promotion and disease prevention rather than simply treating disease. The cost benefits of preventing these costly diseases, or education on how to manage symptoms is overwhelming. Since the majority of workplace employees spend more time at the worksite than anywhere else, it is truly important that we support health and wellness at work. Sincerely, Cynthia D. Dudley, BSN, RN-BC

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VaNurseCindy
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1 year ago

I support S. 39 ("A bill to improve the health of Americans and reduce health care costs by reorienting") because... This is the direction we need to keep people out of emergency rooms and to keep the nation happier as a whole. If we focus on preventing rather than treating after the fact, we will see healthcare costs drop significantly, which we can pass the money saved into perks for the doctors who have the best prevention medicine record.

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DanHicks
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2 years ago

Users Opposing

I oppose S. 39 ("A bill to improve the health of Americans and reduce health care costs by reorienting") because...improving public health does NOT start with "prevention" it starts with "indivdual initiative"; something that, evidently, "Senators" don't believe in. Just watch "PBS" and see how, according to government-labor-union-drones, everything is done in groups, or "teams", as they call them. THAT'S NOT HOW AMERICA WAS BUILT, and that's NOT how we do things.

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2 years ago

Bill Summary

S. 39: A bill to improve the health of Americans and reduce health care costs by reorienting the Nation’s health care system toward prevention, wellness, and health promotion.

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