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Cinergy Health Commentary on America's Prescription Addiction
Date:6/29/2009

Leading Provider of Affordable Health Insurance Urges for a Focus on Patient Care and Education, Not Quick Fixes

AVENTURA, Fla., June 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Cinergy Health, a nationwide provider of guaranteed issue health insurance benefit programs for the consumer market, expressed its concern for America's dependency on prescription drugs as a "quick fix" solution to all health issues.

"Michael Jackson's untimely death is drawing attention to America's crisis with over-medication. The health care system is broken because there is not enough focus on prevention and as a result, an alarming number of prescriptions are being written every minute that could have easily been avoided," said Steve Trattner, president and chief marketing officer of Cinergy Health. "If we can shift both the doctors' and patients' focus away from lazy treatments in pill form and towards active preventive measures through proper education, we will not only decrease our unnecessary dependence on prescription medicine, but also help to eliminate the overmedication of America and the misuse of prescription drugs in general."

"The other side to this story is the continuing upward pressure on insurance premiums as healthcare consumers and physicians depend too heavily on drugs rather than on better, healthier lifestyle choices. This is a prime area of focus to help ease the rising cost of healthcare in America," added Trattner.

Cinergy Health offers unique, affordable alternatives to exorbitant insurance premiums for individuals and families, regardless of income or health condition. Plans are designed to encourage people to seek care when needed, not to delay or deter them such that their condition could worsen.

About Cinergy Health

CINERGY HEALTH, with headquarters in Florida, is a nationwide provider of innovative and affordable health insurance solutions designed to meet the changing needs of American families. Recognizing the financial challenges for people who cannot afford or qualify for costly major medical insurance plans, Cinergy Health designs and delivers lower cost alternative health plans that facilitate access to quality healthcare services and enable people to maintain better health. Cinergy Health Preferred Insurance Plans are limited medical benefit plans, which provide first dollar coverage for the predictable medical care people need most frequently. These insurance plans provide coverage starting with a member's very first doctor's visit without a deductible so that s/he doesn't put off important medical care. From doctor visits and diagnostics to maternity and surgery, Cinergy provides essential coverage that's easily within most people's budgets. Further, plan members can choose doctors and hospitals of their choice without being confined to a list.

Contact Ronn Torossian, 5WPR, 212-999-5585


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