Sunday, January 13, 2008

Only You Can Prevent the Health Care Crisis

[Welcome Industry Radar readers!]

Remember the old P.S.A. featuring Smokey the Bear? "Only you can prevent forest fires."

Well guess what? The answer to more affordable health care, and, in turn, more affordable health insurance, starts with you.

Consider that one in four Americans eats fast foods each day. Sixty percent of Americans rarely or never exercise. Sixty-six percent of U.S. adults are overweight or obese.

See anyone familiar in this?

More than half of health insurance claims are paid for lifestyle-related illnesses due to smoking, alcohol use, obesity and sedentary lifestyle.

Imagine the kind of impact on health insurance rates if everyone lived a healthy lifestyle.

Just imagine.
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