Navigation Links
Even in Poor Economy, Consumers Urged to Prioritize Health Care
Date:11/19/2008

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Household budget cutbacks are becoming commonplace as most Americans struggle to make ends meet, but experts warn that health care needs should not be among the forfeited services. Recent research indicates that more than 20 percent of people have cut back on medical visits to save money and The Vision Council warns that this cost-saving strategy could have serious consequences.

"During this economic crisis, people might decide that they cannot afford to pay for preventive health care," said Ed Greene, CEO of The Vision Council. "While forgoing such care as a regular eye exam may seem like the only option during these tough times, it is a sacrifice that may come with a high price."

Vision disorders are the second most prevalent health problem in the country, affecting more than 120 million people, so the effect of postponing or avoiding eye care because of the cost -- which 40 percent of Americans report doing -- could be dangerous. Many vision-threatening conditions have no early warning signs and eye exams can also detect other serious health problems including diabetes and hypertension.

According to a report recently issued by The Vision Council, two-thirds of Americans say they would be more willing to get an eye exam if they had some vision coverage, yet only 17 percent of employers report offering vision insurance. Uncorrected vision problems also have an impact on the bottom line for employers, costing more than $8 billion in lost productivity every year.

For those who lack vision insurance, or even those whose benefits don't cover all the costs associated with an eye exam, one way to make maintaining healthy vision more affordable is to use funds in a flexible spending account (FSA) toward that care. FSAs enable participants to use pre-tax income to pay for out-of-pocket health expenses, such as an eye exam or a new pai
'/>"/>

SOURCE The Vision Council
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Economy, Health Care, and Gas Prices Top Issues for Women Business Owners
2. Ban on betting would boost ailing economy, gambling critic says
3. Despite U.S. economy, more Americans seeking cosmetic surgery overseas
4. In a Down Economy, Womens Health Company Announces Growth
5. Consumers Offer to Pay More to Satisfy Health Demands
6. CIGNA Group Insurance Shows Consumers Theres More to Life Through a New Consumer Education Toolkit
7. Naked Juice Brings Consumers Happiness by the Billions With First 100% Juice Smoothie Containing Probiotics
8. Hospitals Agree to Pay Fees in Exchange for More Income, but Consumers in the Dark About What Theyll be Charged Under Nunez Plan
9. PA Agriculture Department Warns Consumers of Tainted Raw Milk Sold by Perry County Dairy
10. Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Introduces New Health Plan Comparison Tool for Consumers
11. Highmark Blue Shield Introduces New Health Plan Comparison Tool for Consumers
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/22/2014)... 22, 2014 Mueller Sports Medicine is ... an exciting new product that provides non-drug instant relief ... active while you heal. The package includes 7 days ... new technology – it is not kinesiology tape. It’s ... PFTape™ System for Plantar Fasciitis is a breakthrough ...
(Date:8/22/2014)... 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- An intensive effort to sterilize ... animal shelter in Florida and euthanized, a new study reveals. ... to slow their intake into animal control," Dr. Julie Levy, ... College of Veterinary Medicine, said in a university news release. ... making a big impact," she explained, "so we wanted to ...
(Date:8/22/2014)... Dayton Children's Hospital broke ground on a ... a $141 million campus renewal. Renderings of ... to the public. , The new patient tower is ... a campus that meets the needs of patients, families and ... will embody Dayton Children’s unique patient care mission and offer ...
(Date:8/22/2014)... again attained the distinguished Magnet hospital designation by ... Program. Considered the gold standard for nursing excellence, ... and professionalism. It is the top international credential ... redesignate Newport Hospital was based on the hospital,s ... practice. , "It is a privilege for us ...
(Date:8/22/2014)... (HealthDay News) -- People who use reduced-nicotine cigarettes don,t ... of nicotine, according to a new study. This ... smokers, the researchers say. The month-long study included ... regular cigarettes with nicotine emission levels of 1.2 milligrams ... to reduced-nicotine cigarettes for the next three weeks. ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Mueller Introduces FasciaDerm® PFTape™ System for Plantar Fasciitis 2Health News:Neutering Project Curbed Feral Cat Population 2Health News:Dayton Children's Hospital Breaks Ground on New, Eight-story Patient Care Tower 2Health News:Dayton Children's Hospital Breaks Ground on New, Eight-story Patient Care Tower 3Health News:Dayton Children's Hospital Breaks Ground on New, Eight-story Patient Care Tower 4Health News:Dayton Children's Hospital Breaks Ground on New, Eight-story Patient Care Tower 5Health News:Newport Hospital receives nursing's highest credential for third time with Magnet recognition 2Health News:Low-Nicotine Cigarettes May Not Lead to More Smoking 2
... chief Commissioner Lester Crawford prevented two senior officials// from deciding ... which is a 'morning after' pill. ,These statements ... for Reproductive Rights. Dr. Steven Galson, director of the FDA's ... thing of approving the action to sell Plan B as ...
... The Schizophrenia Fellowship was announced by the greater Southern Area ... family who are unable to support// patients affected with the ... family sensitive mental health program. It would receive about $2 ... Dr Murray Wright, a director of clinical operations mental health, ...
... Women's Hospital (RBWH), Sydney struggles with an outbreak of ... were found with a bacterium called carbapenem ... ,To prevent the spread, 12 patients from burns unit ... shifted to Sydney hospital and some to Brisbane's Princess ...
... medical colleges in West Bengal continued to be paralysed ... stir against the Centre's decision to introduce OBC quota ... interns, housestaff and post graduate trainees in nine medical ... dental colleges boycotted classes as well as out patient ...
... of commonly used cholesterol-lowering drugs, used by patients ... anti-arrhythmic effect. Scientists with the ... committee evaluated about 458 sudden cardiac deaths with ... of Statin therapy. Among these about, 229 patients ...
... who tried just one cigarette are twice as likely as those ... 3 years it was proved true by another study. ... children trying even one cigarette. In a study with 2000 teens, ... 15-year olds have smoked a cigarette. From about 36 London schools ...
Cached Medicine News:
(Date:8/22/2014)... - On Aug. 20, at its annual meeting in ... (CMA) voted on and approved a delegate resolution opposing ... Bedrocan Cannabis Corp., a leading Canadian licensed producer of ... The CMA is quite right to point out ... plant material, including medicinal cannabis. While some patients, particularly ...
(Date:8/22/2014)... Research and Markets  has announced the addition of ... Technologies" report to their offering. ... you wish to expand your product line, you,ll know ... authors know you want to make effective product development ... improved revenues and take market share from your competition. ...
(Date:8/22/2014)... 22, 2014  Dr. Mark Rasak , MD ... Lifetime Achievement Award in the field of Medicine as ... Clinical Associates. Dr. Rasak has over 15 ... aspects of the business; overseeing the daily operations; interventional ... intervention. In addition, he is an honored Fellow of ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Bedrocan Canada Statement Regarding Canadian Medical Association Motion on Smoking Marijuana 2Global Stem Cell Research Products: Opportunities, Tools & Technologies - 2014 Report 2Global Stem Cell Research Products: Opportunities, Tools & Technologies - 2014 Report 3Dr. Mark Rasak, MD is recognized by Continental Who's Who with the Diamond Lifetime Achievement Award 2
... 2011 EMKinetics, Inc. announced today initiation of ... trial for patients suffering from urge incontinence and ... at 10-15 US centers.  Submission for CE mark ... the study.   EMKinetics, TranStim therapy builds on ...
... 2011 Masimo (NASDAQ: MASI ) announced ... period ended October 1, 2011, after the market closes on October ... at 1:30 p.m. PT (4:30 p.m. ET) and will be hosted ... de Raad, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. ...
Cached Medicine Technology:EMKinetics Announces Start of Pivotal Trial for the TranStim™ Transdermal Neuromodulation System 2Masimo to Report Third Quarter 2011 Financial Results After Market Close on October 25, 2011 2Masimo to Report Third Quarter 2011 Financial Results After Market Close on October 25, 2011 3
Colloidal Gold Conjugated, Goat anti-rabbit IgG (H&L) - 50 OD...
Colloidal Gold Conjugated, Goat anti-human IgG (H&L) - 50 OD...
Colloidal Gold Conjugated, Protein A - 50 OD...
Colloidal Gold Conjugated, Protein A - 12 OD...
Medicine Products: