A recent Gallup study, discussed at length here, measured the wellbeing of adults across the U.S. and found that those with a stronger wellbeing score had lower health care costs and were at less risk for chronic disease.
Adults whose wellbeing was “struggling” or “suffering” were 64 percent more likely than adults with “thriving” wellbeing to have one or more new chronic conditions diagnosed in the past year.
Trust for America’s Health is circulating a letter to Congress in support of preserving the Prevention and Public Health Fund and is asking other organizations to sign on as well. To date, over 300 organizations have signed the letter. It reads:
As the Senate considers the Small Business Jobs and Credit Act (H.R. 5297), the undersigned organizations strongly urge you to oppose the use of the Prevention and Public Health Fund from the Affordable Care Act (ACA) as an offset for an amendment offered by Senator Johanns (No. 4531).
As an advocate of prevention, wellness and early interventions, I discuss the rising rates of obesity prevalence in the U.S. often. As obesity rates among all ages continue to increase, we are faced with an obesity epidemic that is lowering the quality of life for millions of Americans and driving up health care costs in the U.S.
The Obama Administration released a report Monday, showing significant savings in Medicare due to PPACA reforms. The report shows Medicare will save approximately $8 billion by the end of next year, and as much as $575 billion over the rest of the decade. These are significant savings and evidence that PPACA is a strong foundation on which to build more quality and cost-savings measures into our current health care system.
We can build on this foundation through increased care coordination and chronic disease prevention efforts.
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