Containing Costs by Preventing Them

Quigley, Alyson Shannon; Carpenter, Caryl E.
July 2008
Journal of Financial Service Professionals;Jul2008, Vol. 62 Issue 4, p22
Academic Journal
The article analyzes the role that preventive health care can have in reducing the costs of health care for patients, insurance companies, and the broader economy. The increasing number of people with a chronic disease requiring continual medical attention is cited in the article as one of the primary reasons why coverage of preventive care by insurance companies should be publicly mandated. Attempts to promote preventive care in both the public and private sector are outlined, along with the economic incentives for both patients and health care providers.


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