First and Last Name/s of Presenters

Erica VuocoloFollow


Dr. Andrew Lazowski and Dr. Daniel Rober

Participation Type

Paper Talk


Panel J: Academic Building HC 111

Start Day/Time

4-24-2019 12:30 PM

End Day/Time

4-24-2019 1:45 PM


Apr 24th, 12:30 PM Apr 24th, 1:45 PM

Interrelationship between Healthcare and Finances The Rising Cost of Healthcare in Relation to Obesity: Is It Worth It?

Panel J: Academic Building HC 111

As time goes on, it appears that everything has become increasingly more expensive. With prices rising, it is expected that the product in question has been advanced, improved or somehow progressed. On the contrary, healthcare in the United States has not followed the same general path. Certain products and services have seen exponential increases in recent years, much greater than can be tied to general inflation. Healthcare costs in the United States have risen astronomically in recent years, yet the public health outcomes in the nation have not maintained the same upward trend. Obesity, specifically continues to see large increases, and the current treatment methods appear unable to keep up. Rates of morbidity and mortality associated with obesity have seen no decline, yet American citizens continue to pay more and more for their health care.


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