There is strong evidence that personal behaviors and the environment are responsible for more than 70 percent of avoidable mortality and that health care is just one of several determinants of health.
Discuss the following:
Discuss how the U.S. has historically shifted where health responsibility lies, give examples.
Aside from assuring more access to healthcare services, what additional actions should/could the U.S. healthcare system use to combat the factors that contribute to avoidable mortality?
Should these actions be laws such as seat belt regulations or non-smoking ordinances? Or should these actions focus on Americans’ personal responsibility such as providing incentives for health insurance premium reductions or tax rebates for proof of healthy lifestyles such as exercise and weight control?