At healthcare conferences, someone always asks, “What if there was a magic pill?” One that could cure major diseases.
Inevitably, the discussion ends with, “But, of course, there is no magic pill.” So we spend, spend, spend on healthcare, from $1.4 trillion in 2000 in the U.S. to more than $4.3 trillion—18% of the economy—in 2021.
These treat but don’t cure diseases.
Plus, two-thirds of American adults are overweight or obese, which puts them at greater risk for many chronic diseases such as heart disease and stroke.
According to the National Institutes of Health, “86% of health care costs are attributable to chronic disease.”
Kim Strassel, Allysia Finley, Dan Henninger, ”
National Institutes of Health