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A Healthier America: Moving from Sick Care to Health Care in the Next Four Years

February 14, 2013
by Laura Segal
Altarum Health Policy Forum

 

More than half of Americans are living with one or more serious chronic diseases—ranging from type 2 diabetes to cancer—even though a majority of these diseases could have been prevented. 

But, there has never been a strong national focus on preventing disease and improving health, which is the most effective, common-sense way to reduce health care costs. As a result, America’s health faces two possible futures:

 

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