Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you realize that there is a major debate regarding health care in this country. And while everyone is putting their ‘two cents’ into the debate regarding Medicare, Medicaid and Tort Reform, we feel that there is one topic that isn’t being adequately addressed.
This is the fact that we all need to take personal responsibility for our health.
Our society is the richest and most prosperous in the history of the world, and as a result the ‘affluent’ diseases of coronary artery disease, obesity, diabetes and cancer have far more prevalence in our society than in other areas of the world. These diseases, which are for the most part lifestyle motivated, cost the US health care system tens of billions of year. This is wasted money, as the diseases are so easily preventable before they occur.
If we take personal responsibility for our health, stay active and eat right, these diseases of affluence would be greatly reduced in this country, and as a result billions of dollars would be saved.
So in the debate regarding health care, would we be better to focus on the prevention of disease and wellness campaigns to get people in better shape so that these diseases would be reduced in our society? Your thoughts and feedback would be appreciated.
Mark A. Bowman
By Baby Boomers…For Baby Boomers