What does law have to do with public health? Everything! The law touches every aspect of health care and public health programs, whether it is a federal and/or state law or regulation, or an obligation which has been agreed to in a contract and that requires performance.
In the United States, we spend more on health care per year than any other high-income country in the world, with an average of nearly $12,000 per person. At the same time, we spend less than $300 per person per year on public health.