Americans spend more on healthcare than any other country in the world, yet we are far from the healthiest. According to research done in recent years, average American life expectancy has declined

Why’s that?

According to Sandra G. of, “The answer is we are not spending on health. We are spending on healthcare. Health is more than the doctors and medicines we turn to when we are unwell. It is a product of the world around us – the social, economic, and environmental conditions in which we live. Healthcare helps us when we are sick, but whether or not we get sick in the first place is decided by factors like the air we breathe, the water we drink, our income, neighborhood, schooling and overall social capital. These are the true foundations of health.”

In other words, the answer is to focus on maintaining a healthy lifestyle, and good health will naturally follow as a result.

This concept is one of the main beliefs that United Refuah HealthShare was founded on. Being a part of a United Refuah community is so much more than providing the financial possibility for members’ healthcare. It’s about committing to choosing a healthy lifestyle, and supporting your fellow members in their choices.

Seems simple? That’s because, when you choose United Refuah, it is.

Throughout this blog, we hope to share relevant information, updates, and the latest in healthcare, as well as recipes, lifestyle tips and more. What would you like us to cover? We’re here for you, so let us know in the comments below!

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