Why ObamaCare is Not Enough: It’s the Health Care Costs, Stupid! — Dr. Mark Hyman
Dr. Hyman asks “how do we stop and turn back the tsunami of chronic disease, in particular, diabesity – the continuum of obesity, pre-diabetes, and diabetes that is the major driver of 21st century suffering and costs?”
He points out that “diabesity is the hidden cause of most heart disease, hypertension, high cholesterol, stroke, dementia, many cancers (breast, colon, prostate, pancreas, liver, and kidney), and even depression. Yet is it almost never treated directly because there is no good drug for it.”
The focus on preventive care is the solution to controlling the rate of increase of healthcare costs. Like Stephen Covey’s “sharpening the saw” metaphor, preventive care cannot be achieved without making an investment in changing the way healthcare is delivered; the payoff comes later.
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