Nicholas Christakis, a physician and social scientist at Harvard, found when examining data from a long-term study of the residents of Framingham, Mass., health habits can be as contagious as a cold virus. By his calculation, a Framingham individual’s chances of becoming obese shot up by 57 percent if a friend became obese. –People Who Forget To Die
I read a blog where I wasn’t expecting so much keen insight on the Health Care Issue… but here it is, Cindy’s opinion.
She had twelve very thoughtful points- here are a few:
4. Insurance companies need to stop putting conditions on what they will and will not cover. If they will pay for one well visit a year great. I HATE the fact that our insurance will only pay for a dietitian IF someone has been diagnosed with diabetes. Not for a person who’s prediabetic. HUH???
11. It’s not really the fact that I’d be against universal coverage if it really was universal. I am afraid that it will end up being a welfare supplement and I will be excluded because of my finances. It seems I always make too much money to qualify for any type of services.
12. The government has a way of goofing up a lot of well intentioned things. I do not want them running our health care system though I would appreciate more oversight pertaining to some issues I have discussed above. The way they run medicare and medicaid is going to make them run out of money. They need a better strategy.