A major report by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is making the case that many of the ailments and conditions associated with internal medicine are preventable.
The report, which was released on Tuesday, also recommended that the federal government pay for the full cost of care for people with serious conditions.
The agency’s Office of the Inspector General released a draft report in September that said the government should pay for a third of care, which is an increase from the current 3 percent.
The inspector general’s office said the agency has been paying for the third of internal medicine care since 2004.
The U.K. Government Accountability Office released a report in April that found the government was failing to pay for nearly all the costs of internal health care.