A disturbing new study conducted by Health Action Council shows millennials exceed older generations in chronic health conditions like diabetes and obesity. We need to focus on emphasizing lifestyle as medicine and stop making excuses for lack of common sense when it comes to obesity.
Category Archive: Cost of healthcare in the U.S.
Nearly half of all deaths from cancer are caused by known modifiable risk factors, with smoking, alcohol consumption, and high body mass index (BMI) among the top three, notes the Union for International Cancer Control. The promise of breakthrough drugs to help people lose weight must not be used as an excuse to avoid tackling the root causes of obesity.
Healthcare in the U.S. is costing us all more. Americans can’t afford to get sick from the increases in employee health insurance to the 1000 drugs that raised their prices. . Four in ten Americans report difficulty paying for medical care, and about half carry medical debt.
The way people search for health information online and make treatment decisions has slowly changed. DTC marketers who use the same formulas as before will find themselves adding meaningless data to slide decks to show that their strategy is working, but they are only following themselves.
The pharma industry and its Republican allies in Congress are openly signaling their plans obstruct at every turn as the Biden administration looks to begin implementing a recently passed law allowing Medicare to negotiate drug prices for the first time in its history. They’re using an argument debunked many times before money buys politicians.
Healthcare in the US is broken because it’s too profitable. Corporate America understands that there is money to be made in healthcare, and they are squeezing the system to increase profits everywhere, from insurance to hospitals.
Another scandal involving Medicare Advantage made headlines this week. Progressive U.S. lawmakers and advocates renewed calls to abolish the private health insurance program that a recent Senate report said is “running amok” with “fraudsters and scam artists.”
(CBS News)Employers are using a new strategy to deal with the high cost of drugs prescribed to treat conditions such as arthritis, psoriasis, cancer, and hemophilia. They are tapping into dollars provided through programs they have previously criticized: patient financial assistance initiatives set up by drugmakers, which some benefit managers have complained encourage patients to stay on expensive brand-name drugs when less expensive options might be available. Patients are, of course, caught in the middle.