I strongly feel this leads into the entire "quality vs quantity" issue. I would rather live my life as a balance of those things. I can remember a couple that were on an extreme diet because they believed that evidence showed they would live longer if they did. It would have made socializing over food painful if not impossible. And yet, having a strong social aspect to your life, has shown to have enormous health and longevity benefits (not to mention, helping you keep your marbles as you age).
I was telling my doctor about all of the things that I do to try to be healthy. All he could say was, "You know you're going to die anyway, right?"
FamilyCare was consistently paid the lowest of all the coordinated care organizations in 2015, 2016, and 2017 before moving up a notch to second-to last for 2018 -- rates it rejected as its board voted last month to fold. Greenlick justified these low rates by arguing that FamilyCare has a patient mix that is much healthier than its lead competitor, Health Share, as well as all the other 14 CCOs across Oregon.