A brief media campaign on sugar sweetened beverages in a US rural area was followed by intended changes in beliefs and consumption. Also, many health insurers that would have no issues paying for a PSA test or screening colonoscopy in a 90 year-old would balk at reimbursing home renovations, even though the latter is much more likely to prevent (rather than cause) a hospitalization.
As the number of service sector jobs has risen in developed countries, more and more jobs have become sedentary , presenting a different array of health problems than those associated with manufacturing and the primary sector Contemporary problems, such as the growing rate of obesity and issues relating to stress and overwork in many countries, have further complicated the interaction between work and health.
Any half-reasonable health care reform proposal, including mine, provides some system of charity care; whether via medicaid, government run hospitals (VA for everyone, county hospitals), premium subsidies or vouchers, support for charity hospitals, and so forth; and in our society the government will have a big part in this; I do not appeal to private charity alone.
U.S. Senator Ben Sasse issued the following statement regarding the news that families who get their health insurance on Obamacare’s exchanges from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nebraska or Medica could face an average premium rate increase of 35 percent next year.
The European alternative health industry was quick to jump on the bandwagon and an article on Himalaya Salt” praising its superior qualities to conventional salt became the most-read article on the German site of Alternative Health” (Alternative Gesundheit).