Keeping Healthy People Healthy

heartHealth is the latest “solution” in the healthcare world. Currently, consultants and insurance companies are pushing health as a cost-cutting option. “Keep the healthy people healthy” is helping to bend the trend, this is working for many employers, according to D. Edington from the University of Michigan. But, this is not a way to bend the trend or fix more urgent needs that need to be fixed. If 85% of people are not a factor in cost today, meaning 15% of people generate 80% of costs, then making some healthy over others who are unhealthy isn’t magically going to bend the trend. Being healthy is intuitive, but not cost saving.