By creating an incentive for patients to stay healthy, it may be possible to avoid ER visits, eliminate surgeries, cut down or avoid hospitalizations and maybe eliminate some of the unnecessary trips to the doctor.
This year is an especially happy birthday for Medicare because the new health reform law makes it easier for seniors to afford to see a doctor, fill a prescription, and receive free preventive screenings for serious diseases.
If you want to be serious about being fiscally responsible then you can't have some sort of double standard where you hold the line on new spending but ignore the fact that tax cuts add to the deficit.
I came to know many military family members from the support group Home of the Brave. The group's goal is to help one another gain information and justice in the noncombat related deaths of their loved ones.
I believe in prescription drugs -- in feeling better. But I also believe if you're sitting at the blackjack table wearing an adult diaper with a fat, bloated face and a 4-hour erection, maybe it's time to slow down a bit.
Last week's CDC report, "Health, United States, 2009" confirms that Americans are increasingly turning to medications, scans, and procedures to improve their health. Exercising, eating right, and weight loss: not so much.