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January 24, 2007

Putting our money where our heart is

What’s a Pound of Prevention Really Worth? - New York Times

The South Beach Diet doctor is losing money providing preventive care. As much as I'd like to think that all the emphasis on healthy living from the federal government, health insurers, and national associations is sincere, it's hard to believe in the face of the economics of health care. As a society, we practice either hipocrasy or self-delusion, and perhaps both.

Of course, we say we value education, and the football coach frequently has a higher salary than the classroom teachers. At least we're consistent.

Posted by janeblum at January 24, 2007 06:42 AM


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