More evidence on Americans, the economy and health behaviors from BearingPoint; remember that health is an asset

71% of Americans have cut household expenses as a result of the financial crisis in the U.S.,according to a new poll from BearingPoint, conducted by Zogby International. Here is more evidence that personal and family health decisions aren’t made in a vacuum separate from other household financial decisions: they’re part and parcel of the kitchen […]

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Citizens behave like health consumers in the economic downturn – food, drugs and Lasik surgery

From Lasik surgery to prescription-filling, consumers are responding to the U.S. economic downturn — which may result in either rational or irrational health behavior, depending on your lens on “health.” Retailers of health products are responding to the economic environment, in part, by co-branding with health suppliers and plans to gain traction with consumers. A […]

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Health in an Obama world: what we know so far

We know the name of the 44th President of the United States: Barack Obama. As the next President’s supporter Oprah Winfrey is known to ask, “What do you know for sure?” When it comes to health, there are a few things we know about a President Obama.First and foremost, addressing challenges in U.S. health care […]

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A statistical profile of the US on election day 2008; and freebies, galore!

Go get your treats today while you make your way to the polls: Starbucks is offering free coffee, Dunkin‘ Donuts has star-shaped cakes, and Ben & Jerry’s will offer free scoops between 5 and 8 pm. While you’re enjoying some sweet stuff, ponder some important statistics on this Election Day 2008….    Toyota will probably be […]

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Pre-Election Day, Health Looms Heavy on American Voters' Minds — but McCain Voters' Priorities Are Strikingly Different Than Obama Supporters

While the economy ranks as the #1 issue on American voters’ minds, it means way more to Obama voters (56%) than it does to McCain voters (40%).Health care, too, is a higher priority issue to Obama voters (14%) than to McCain voters (9%).The poll by Kaiser Family Foundation and Harvard School of Public Health, conducted […]

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