The Why of the LMERC

With 86% of our healthcare expenditures paying chronic conditions that are largely preventable and reversible, the United States is on the fast track for financial ruin. Our only path to financial solvency is treating the cause of disease and make our nation healthier.

We are pleased to share this website offering resources, tools, and assistance for companies and individuals to educate themselves about the positive impact health improvements make on the bottom line.  While public debate may still exist, the scientific evidence is clear: healthier citizens reduce demand for healthcare, which reduces utilization, resulting in a positive ROI for payers—not just short-term but long-term. Lifestyle medicine, treating the cause of disease instead of the symptoms, is a win for patients and families, for providers, and for employers.

 

David S. Drozek, DO, FACLM, Ohio University

As Bill Harris pointed out: There is a price to pay to make the changes you want in life. There is also a price you’re already paying for staying the way you are. You have to weigh these two prices and decide what to do based on that comparison… The price we are currently paying in the workplace, and in society is far too high! It’s time to pay the price for change today, to save an even higher cost tomorrow.