But that's not going to happen because being sick and dying keeps the big bucks rolling in. It's all about the money people. Without people being sick all the time, doctors wouldn't be able to earn $100,000 + each year and live the luxurious lifestyles they are now accustomed to.
Yes, the United States government should be using more tax payer dollars in order to keep the people healthy. Healthier people means a better economy. I wish that Republicans would want that as well. Hopefully, in the future, it won't be an issue and we'll realize this as an entire people.
"An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure." Rarely has a saying been more true. A flu shot keeps someone from dying of flu, or keeps another someone from losing a week of work. A diabetic provided with diabetic supplies doesn't end up on dialysis, tied to a machine three days a week. Which is easier for the government to pay for--the easy treatment of the life-saving, and therefore required to be paid--dialysis? Prevention saves both lives and money, and it must be part of any health care policy.
No, more tax dollars should not be spent on health promotion and disease prevention, because there are only so many things that the government can do. We all know that we need to eat healthy. We all know that we need to take care of ourselves. We do not need to hear constant public service announcements.
I do not believe more tax dollars should be spent on health promotion and disease prevention. I believe the government could and should implement price controls in the health care industry to make services more readily available. The health care industry shouldn't be profit seeking, they should operate to help society.