My roommate was recently diagnosed with Fibromyalgia. She is still trying to recover from a car accident from 2006 which wasn’t properly treated. She didn’t start getting headaches until July of that year (her accident was in April).
Her current doctors have her on 3 medications currently, each of which costs $5/month out of her pocket. She could get some physical therapy at a local pool, but it costs $9/VISIT.
This is a clear case of short-term thinking. Drugs to her are cheaper than healthy lifestyle changes. This will hurt ALL of us in the end.