Can the US Economy Afford Preventive Health Care
US health care depends on our being sick and has become a business as its first priority. That is why we can spend almost three trillion dollars a year and still be ranked 37th in the world in the overall qualiity of health care by the World Health Organization! Throwing dollars at health care does not guarantee high quality health care!
If there was an epidemic of wellness, the health care industry would suffer massive economic strain and that would put the US economy at risk because it is now comprising 18% of the gross national product. Until our values change our healthcare system will remain a slave to the economy rather than to the health of Americans.