By Elise Viebeck - 07/12/13 07:29 PM EDT
A clearer picture of the savings associated with preventive healthcare could help bills that invest in prevention to gain traction, said co-sponsor Rep. Donna Christensen (D-V.I.).
"It will play a pivotal role in ensuring that sound and forward-thinking preventive health proposals are given a more accurate score and thus chance to move in Congress," she said in a statement.
Christensen introduced the measure alongside Rep. Michael BurgessMichael BurgessGoonies, Pokemon and ‘transsexual shake’ speak to raucous scene at convention FDA to finalize rules on lab tests over GOP opposition Lawmakers: Smartphone health apps need to be smarter MORE (R-Texas), who leads the Congressional Health Care Caucus. It had 10 co-sponsors as of Thursday.