Living is made more healthy by a shared base income. It enables greater choice on contribution and time spent, which benefits health and wellbeing.
Costs of healthcare are lowered when health information is available by more means than the health practitioner. People are the experts in their own symptoms. Enable people with their knowledge of their own conditions to discover all they can about them and they will diagnose the best treatments.
“… a society that asks questions and has the power to answer them is a healthier society than one that simply accepts what it’s told from a narrow range of experts and institutions.”
p191, The Long Tail, Chris Anderson (2007)
This was not written with the health system in mind, but it applies just the same.
Of most ill is the ethos of power and money with harm. People with misguided purpose find no happiness. The harm that accompanies pursuing power and money amplifies the ill so that everyone is affected by it. It damages people and the environment.
To be healthy understand the purpose of fulfilment without harm and create systems that abide with it.
[Excerpt from The Common Purpose Manifesto]