Cost of health care and public policy

9 Mar

I ran across this graph recently, and it underlies the main concern with health care in the U.S. We have an increasingly expensive, yet less effective, health system than any other country in the world. The factors beneath this are many of the same ones we emphasize as mental health and neurofeedback practitioners. Proper diet, exercise, life habits, and avoidance of toxic substances and medications, would do much to alleviate this situation. Yet we do not see much activism in this area. Instead, health costs spiral, and increasing amounts are fed into the insurance industry and big pharma.

us-healthcare-system

Another related article can be found at:

https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2016/01/middle-aged-white-americans-left-behind-and-dying-early/433863/

Positive steps by government and policy makers to address these concerns, and to provide funding for mental health and interventions based on prevention and brain plasticity would pay off big time,

Something to think about,

Tom

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