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Taking the copay out of staying healthy
Los Angeles Times

Being healthy is starting to cost a lot less.

Americans get only about half the preventive services recommended by their physicians, according to a 2003 report in the New England Journal of Medicine. The consequences are significant: A 2007 study by the Partnership for Prevention found that more than 100,000 lives could be saved annually by increasing the use of just five services: aspirin to prevent heart disease, smoking cessation assistance, screenings for breast and colorectal cancers, and flu shots.