Absolutely! It goes to the way our healthcare systems are designed. Insurance, for example, covering treatment but not prevention. Or healthcare providers being trained to cure diseases instead of helping people live healthier.
That is changing. Here in the Netherlands, insurance companies do cover some forms of prevention and family doctors advise patients on how to eat and live better. Maybe that’s the sort of gradual change we need to get to a point in 2040 where the balance has shifted in favor of prevention? Or do we need more radical change? And, if so, what would that look like?
@Longebility and @adampowell, you may be able to weigh in on this from an insurance perspective.
@riyamehta9001, I remember you were very interested in emerging health technologies. Can you recommend potential breakthroughs to shift healthcare systems from treatment to prevention? Or any other related breakthroughs - please share them here!