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Health care reform has little to do with insurance and much more to do with individual health behaviors as well as a consistent place where an individual and family can receive care which is preventive, curative of illness and supportive of good health. Health promotion can be very simple, regular excercise, good diet and adequate rest. Combined with avoiding addictive or dangerous substances including alcohol and nicotine, those strategies will signifcantly decrease our reliance on expensive illness focused care and also reduce costs.
Health care providers - nurses, nurse practitioners, physicians,physical therapists and others must focus on assisting individuals to maintain or achieve the highest health status possibl rather than perpetuating the reliance on drugs and procedures.
I believe that each of us must understand that when we contribute to our own poor health status, we affect everyone through higher costs of care, unavailability of time with providers and the lack of resources devoted to prevention and health promotion.
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