CBO: Prevention does not save money

Merrill Goozner: “On a down note, he added his voice to the growing conventional wisdom that prevention measures will not generate savings for the health care system. All candidates for president have made prevention promotion a central motif in their health care plans, claiming that it will save the health care system money in the long run by promoting healthier lifestyles and arresting ill-health before it progresses to chronic disease.”

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