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9/2/2010 1 Making a Case for Prevention in Health Care Reform GOP Health Care Hearing: Prevention Through Healthy Behavior A Key to Health Care Reform What we have is a health crisis
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9/2/2010 2 80% The fact is that ____% of our health care expenditures are spent on chronic disease Not a healthcare system – it’s a … disease care system
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9/2/2010 3 “We need to begin looking at prevention as opposed to intervention because…” Equivalent of continuing to treat snake bites instead of killing them before they bite us .
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9/2/2010 4 It’s all based on the idea of waiting until there is a disease, waiting until there is a crisis, and then trying to figure out how to pay for the intervention. Prevention in the long run is… less expensive
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