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Some health cost controls have medical consequences. During budget cuts, health programs reduce coverage, cause a shift in cost for enrollees, or leave special populations uninsured. In result of those budget cuts, we see risk in health prevention and wellness. Health care administrators put effort into lowering the cost of the health care delivery system by reducing the development of chronic diseases, disabilities or conditions, and health risk factors. We should focus on prevention programs for a community instead of treating individuals after the fact. The money we use treating an individual can go towards prevention programs that target an entire community. For example, obesity is the cause of diabetes, heart disease, arthritis, and complications during pregnancy. These are health risk factors that cost the United States billions of dollars. We don’t treat these diseases until after they occur. We can use those funds on systems based on wellness and prevention. That money can be issued in grants to create programs to reduce chronic disease rates, secondary conditions, health disparities, and an improvement in immunizations. We can build community centers in rural areas that encourage citizens to be more physical activity, seek counseling, education classes, and community events. These initiates can be challenging due to personal behaviors being difficult to change. It may be a long time before we see health and economic changes, but it will evolve. It will benefit the delivery system not only concerning health but the economy. Most of these health issues are due to lack of preventive care from low-income homes. Which means these diseases are more than likely being funded by government programs. If the focus goes more to preventive care, it will save insurance companies, taxpayers, and providers money.

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