KAISER HEALTH NEWS-Guest opinion argues for prevention in difficult budgetary times

Controversy continues regarding the impact of prevention on health care costs.  I understand that prevention was not properly quantified by the budget analysts assigned to score the health reform measure.  Thankfully, in Canada we do not have to condend with as much  skepticism.  So I was rather taken aback by an article from the Kaiser group.  Two (non-physicians of course) were making the case for prevention as a means of addressing health care costs.  It is a good try, but the authors do not take into account a number of factors that the nay-sayers will raise.  Click on the link below.

Prevention: The Answer To Curbing Chronically High Health Care Costs

 

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