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We can improve health care ourselves

By Cliff Slater

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jun 30, 2013

~~<p>The terms &quot;health care&quot; and &quot;medical care&quot; are currently used interchangeably to describe care by physicians. However, true health care is that for which we are each individually responsible. To smoke or not, to overeat or not, to drink excessively or not, to exercise or not, are all health choices that we make.</p>
<p>In Hawaii, unfortunately, these are choices that increase or decrease the cost of medical care for everyone regardless of how much effort they may make in caring for their own health care.</p>
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The terms "health care" and "medical care" are currently used interchangeably to describe care by physicians. However, true health care is that for which we are each individually responsible. To smoke or not, to overeat or not, to drink excessively or not, to exercise or not, are all health choices that we make.

In Hawaii, unfortunately, these are choices that increase or decrease the cost of medical care for everyone regardless of how much effort they may make in caring for their own health care. Login for more...



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