Health, Not Healthcare: Fix what really ails us

Above is a video of David Jones discussing how America’s healthcare system will improve only if we fix the root of the problem….our health.  Without change, the combined effects of increasing costs, an aging population, epidemic obesity and provider shortages will bring the system to the breaking point.  Change is happening!

Clearly, from the data below, which David referenced, America’s healthcare system isn’t working:

  • The United States spent $2.6 trillion on healthcare in 2010, that’s more than any other country in the world.

  • One third of the $2.5 trillion spent on healthcare is actually useless and actively harmful to patients.

Cost is a huge issue, but fixing that isn’t the solution to the bigger problem

America’s sedentary and stressful lifestyle produces chronic illnesses and chronic illness costs the country big time.

  • 70% of the money spent in healthcare goes to treat chronic diseases — as a result of lifestyle.

  • 157 million Americans will have at least one chronic illness by 2020.