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Wellbeing Weekly – High-Deductible Plans Get Preventive, Aging Population Causing Problems and a Model for Fighting Obesity

Posted July 19, 2019 by CHC Wellbeing. Filed under WELLBEING IMPROVEMENT, OBESITY, CHRONIC DISEASE, HIGH-DEDUCTIBLE PLANS, DIGITAL HEALTH, Aging Population

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High-Deductible Plans Can Offer More Access to Preventive Treatment Under New Rule
Healthcare Dive

In a new rule, the IRS said potentially life-saving healthcare services and products, used to treat common chronic diseases can be covered as preventive services in high-deductible consumer-directed health plans before enrollees with those conditions reach their annual deductible.

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Post83_2The Aging Population in The US Is Causing Problems for Our Healthcare Costs
Business Insider

By the year 2030, 1 out of every 5 U.S. citizens will be retirement age. This shift in demographics promises to create large-scale problems for healthcare, unless a myriad of digital-enabled solutions can save the day.

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Post83_3Latin America’s War on Obesity Could Be A Model for U.S.
Washington Post

In Latin America, the region has pushed back against sugary beverages and ultra-processed foods in an effort to escape the obesity epidemic that has overtaken the United States. Here’s how countries like Chile are reversing weight gains.

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