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Seven Ways to Reduce Unnecessary Medical Costs

It’s an American article, but the statements could also be applied to Canadian, especially since we have a public healthcare system. Perhaps we should be using medicine more wisely, rather than more invasively. Hmmmm…
http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/707769?src=mp&spon=17&uac=81951DV

I would like to add 8th and 9th options.

8. Start recommending less invasive and more holistic health options more regularly. Rather than fight disease, let’s start promoting wellness.

9. Teach people to be responsible for their own health and give them incentives to eat right, exercise regularly, and make healthy lifestyle choices. Or, and people are going to hate this, tax or charge people more for poor lifestyle choices. Why is junk food so cheap and good food more expensive? Tax junk food at a higher rate and give that money to subsidize real, whole foods and exercise programs.

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