Section 722 of S. 703, American Health Security Act of 2009, provides for an Office of Primary Care and Prevention Research:
http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin ... is.txt.pdf
You can get a sense of the direction the prevention aspects of the bill entail. Can't say that I see anything to indicate support for dietary and lifestyle modification. Maybe I'm missing something. Funding for this office is as follows:
$150 Million 2010
$180 Million 2011
$216 Million 2012
Section 202 of Title II provides a definition of preventive benefits that will be reimbursed and tracked for effectiveness:
TITLE II—COMPREHENSIVE BENEFITS, INCLUDING PREVENTIVE
BENEFITS AND BENEFITS FOR LONG-TERM CARE
(b) PREVENTIVE SERVICES.—
12 (1) IN GENERAL.—In this title, the term ‘‘pre13
ventive services’’ means items and services—
14 (A) which—
15 (i) are specified in paragraph (2); or
16 (ii) the Board determines to be effec17
tive in the maintenance and promotion of
18 health or minimizing the effect of illness,
19 disease, or medical condition; and
20 (B) which are provided consistent with the
21 periodicity schedule established under para
22 graph (3).
23 (2) SPECIFIED PREVENTIVE SERVICES.—The
24 services specified in this paragraph are as follows:
25 (A) Basic immunizations.
1 (B) Prenatal and well-baby care (for in
2 fants under 1 year of age).
3 (C) Well-child care (including periodic
4 physical examinations, hearing and vision
5 screening, and developmental screening and ex
6 aminations) for individuals under 18 years of
8 (D) Periodic screening mammography, Pap
9 smears, and colorectal examinations and exami
10 nations for prostate cancer.
11 (E) Physical examinations.
12 (F) Family planning services.
13 (G) Routine eye examinations, eyeglasses,
14 and contact lenses.
15 (H) Hearing aids, but only upon a deter
16 mination of a certified audiologist or physician
17 that a hearing problem exists and is caused by
18 a condition that can be corrected by use of a
19 hearing aid.
The word diet appears just once in the bill under this same section 202, as a definition related to the provision Medical Food:
MEDICAL FOODS.—In this title, the term ‘‘med
14 ical foods’’ means foods which are formulated to be con
15 sumed or administered enterally under the supervision of
16 a physician and which are intended for the specific dietary
17 management of a disease or condition for which distinctive
18 nutritional requirements, based on recognized scientific
19 principles, are established by medical evaluation.