An Ounce of Prevention

Bush, Haydn
April 2008
H&HN: Hospitals & Health Networks;Apr2008, Vol. 82 Issue 4, p40
Trade Publication
The article reports that the wellness movement in the U.S. health care industry gains momentum as a way to contain medical costs and improve health. However, the costs associated with treating and preventing chronic diseases like diabetes represent a major challenge to the health care system. To meet this challenge, there are two-tiered programs that offer a regular insurance rate for all employees along with a discounted plan that requires employees to take a health risk assessment and allow them to enroll in programs to improve health.


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