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How Changing Tobacco Laws Can Save Thousands Of Lives, Billions Of Tax Dollars (Forbes)

April 15, 2019 by Bill Frist

FORBES | Today we have a massive and growing public health challenge that is substantially shortening the lives of millions, negatively impacting the health of our children, and adding an astounding $170 billion in health care costs to our nation annually. Unknown to most, it has been for years the leading cause of preventable death in the United States….

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Understanding The Burning Platform Of Health Care Spending Growth (Health Affairs)

March 21, 2019 by Bill Frist

HEALTH AFFAIRS | By Bill Frist, MD and Margaret Hamburg, MD In January, we were honored to co-chair the inaugural meeting of the Health Affairs Council on Health Care Spending and Value. This diverse group of 22 health care leaders has come together to stimulate a national discussion about whether we should—and how we could—constrain what feels like runaway…

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