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Is Healthcare as we know it changing?

By March 18, 2009 - 10:45pm
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We have experienced a disease-focused healthcare model in this country for a while now and despite all the expensive technology and medical treatments, we are still ranking 37 among industralized countries when it comes to health outcomes. A new model of care will no longer depend on pharmaceuticals, expensive technology but a focus on prevention and wellness. This new model will also embrace treatment modalities that have proven through scientific studies to be viable options to more expensive, more invasive treatments. What are your thoughts? Are you ready for a wellness/health centric healthcare system that incentivizes physicians to focus on prevention?

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This is what healthcare should be focused on: prevention. Were it not for the fact that our insurance rates are based upon the cost of care for seriously ill, elderly health statistics and malpractice lawsuits, healthier individuals would not be penalized by having to pay ridiculously high rates for their premiums. Healthcare is an area in which, in my opinion, this sort of "Robin Hood" rule should not apply.

March 19, 2009 - 8:17pm
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