Economy Rockford: Staying Healthy May Cure Healthcare Costs

Gary Kaatz says that’s the best cure for high healthcare costs. Kaatz thinks it should be mandatory for everyone to have a full physical exam. He says the results could help us quit bad habits for the sake of our long term health. Kaatz doesn’t endorse paying people to get healthy, but he does support educating and motivating us to make better decisions. He says the healthier we are, the less we need to go to the doctor.

Rockford Health Systems has an employee wellness committee that works on ways to motivate employees to stay healthy.


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