A Long View on Health Care: Think Like an Investor
Read today’s insightful New York Times interview with the Director of the Schaeffer Center, Dr. Dana Goldman, about the cost associated with not investing in preventive health care.
Goldman said that estimates of obesity-related costs are as high as $93 billion, and estimates of smoking-related spending are as high as $96 billion. “We think of health care as an expense, but we really should be thinking of health care as an investment,” he said. “We want to invest where we have the greatest return. I would put prevention in that bucket.”