Wise Health Care Consumer Month

February is Wise Health Care Consumer Month.

The nation’s first college of pharmacy was founded in Philadelphia on this date in 1821, an appropriate anniversary to note that many health care organizations prescribe February as Wise Health Care Consumer Month. The “Rx” for Americans is to invest at least as much time in researching their health care options as they do for a new television. While prescription medication is one aspect of health care consumption, all levels of services and insurance are the elements of being a wise health care consumer.

Nationally, there are around 44,000 pharmacies and drugstores to serve the 292 million people with health insurance from private, employer or government plans. That’s 91.2 percent of the population. About 28 million people, or 8.8 percent, are uninsured.

You can find more facts about America from the U.S. Census Bureau online here.

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