HHS’s Burwell: ObamaCare More Important to Your Health than Diet, Exercise

‘This open enrollment is making sure that as many Americans as possible have access to health insurance so that they can do both that preventive care and take care of themselves when things go wrong’

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BURWELL: “-- blood pressure, cholesterol and smoking cessation, those are the kinds of things where I think we as a nation can work on our health together.”

MITCHELL: “If you had one or two things to say to Americans about how to get healthier, would it be diet and exercise? Sleep? What are the things that concern you most?”

BURWELL: “So I would start with the coverage and the issue that we are focused on here with this open enrollment is making sure that as many Americans as possible have access to health insurance so that they can do both that preventive care and take care of themselves when things go wrong. I think both those issues you are focused on, diet and exercise, and I recently did a blog on sleep and the importance of sleep, as that combination of things that can make a difference in terms of prevention or when you do have something that goes wrong, getting you better.”

MITCHELL: “I have to read that blog and try to take it to heart. In my business, sleep is not really very often in the cards. Thank you very much. Great to see you again.”

BURWELL: “Thank you so much for having me.” 

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