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Does preventive healthcare generally increase or decrease overall healthcare costs?



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Multiple studies have shown that preventive healthcare generally increases overall healthcare costs. Per the Congressional Budget Office, "Although different types of preventive care have different effects on spending, the evidence suggests that for most preventive services, expanded utilization leads to higher, not lower, medical spending overall." For the reasons why, follow the link below.

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