Health, Wealth, and Extreme Couponing

Have you seen this new show – Extreme Couponing?  Here’s a clip –

We all know that poverty can have a great impact on health. From limiting your access to fresh food and access to housing and including risks associated with work environment. Health and wealth are intertwined. Preventative medicine, dental care, and simply filling medications can be an issue for people with limited means.

So, what does this have to do with Extreme Couponing…

Well, it go me thinking about how charities and food banks really need these people. If they can buy thousands of dollars of goods for $50, imagine the impact that could have in a community. A single resource could activate a network of people to provide coupons and go pick up goods at no cost. Those goods could be shared with those that need them thereby reducing their out of pocket costs and improving their access to healthy foods.

Much like the pharmaceutical manufacturers have PAP programs and clinics that help patients get access to drugs, we need to look at what the food companies are giving us in a more organized way to help get this to those that need it most.

And…that can impact our overall health as a nation.

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2 Responses to “Health, Wealth, and Extreme Couponing”

  1. The African countries are extremely suffering from poverty and many health problems. This should be made available for needy and poor out there.

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