Wednesday, September 23, 2009

A New Health Reform Strategy: Songs Could Lower Health Care Costs by Billions

I focus my songs on disease prevention because it’s better to stay well than to get well. And staying well can help Americans increase their life spans at the same time it reduces the nation’s total healthcare spending.’ ‘For example, obesity is an avoidable condition,’ Dr. Seibel continues. ‘Yet a study released this summer showed that obesity alone is responsible for over 9% of all U.S. health care spending. That’s why I have written songs like the ‘Phat Fat Rap,’ ‘Exercise,’ and ‘Don’t Be Afraid of a Squash’ to encourage exercise and eating habits that fight obesity....

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