Ever wondered if people who have health insurance coverage are actually healthier than those without? Health Populi discusses some of the findings from our Healthy World report on this very question, dubbed The Prevention Problem. The unfortunate truth is that people who lack health insurance are actually less likely to have good health and wellness, compared to those with insurance coverage. Without insurance, key health habits like eating a healthy diet, getting regular exercise and taking appropriate medications are likely to fall by the wayside, giving way to diagnoses of conditions such as diabetes, heart disease and even cancer.
You can read more about this topic and how it’s related to the concept of behavior change here.