My argument over at The Future Well that healthcare companies should start offering happinesscare instead of healthcare:

A 2009 AP survey found that:

People with high stress levels were likely to experience health problems, including headaches, back pain, muscle tension, depression, anxiety, ulcers, and heart problems. The survey also found that highly debt-stressed people were:

  • More than 13 times as likely than low- to no-stress people to lose sleep at night
  • More than seven times as likely to have severe anxiety
  • Almost seven times as likely to take stress out on others
  • Nearly six times as likely to experience severe depression
  • Four times as likely to have ulcers or other digestive problems
  • Twice as likely to have heart problems and migraines

Wouldn’t it make sense that traditional healthcare companies start offering real value for people and start focusing on happinesscare over sickcare? What if a “health” company started offering financial services to improve their customer’s financial health? What if a health company started having real conversations with real people to let them know that they understand real problems and that their goal is optimizing health through happiness?