Forget preventive health care: Let them eat vegetables
Nov 28, 2011
The 2010 health care reform law mandates free preventive-care coverage. This approach is ignorant and irrational. It ignores the fact that preventive services are a minor contributor to the overall health of a population. In reality, lifestyle and genetics are far more important. Free vegetables would be a better investment, writes Larry Van Horn, associate professor of management and director of the health care MBA program.