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Blog/Opinion: Health Care vs. Mortgage

By HHI Staff

We find it sad when people tell us that they have decided not to incorporate healthy features into their project because of cost. We would never consider building a house without doors on the bedrooms just because doors cost money. We rarely reject having a garage or a second bathroom because of its expense. Yet some of us are willing to sacrifice our health for a few dollars even though health is one of our most basic needs.


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Both houses and health care cost money. What if you save a little money by using unhealthy materials when you build or furnish your house, but your house makes you sick? You don’t actually save any money because you spend it at the doctor’s, or on high health insurance premiums. Most of the people we have talked to, if given the choice, would rather spend a little more on their mortgage payment each month than pay their doctor when they get sick. If you get cancer in part as a result of the air in your house, your health-care expenses could easily exceed the cost of the entire house. Healthy houses can save money in the long run.




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Health Care vs. Mortgage:  Created on September 9th, 2012.  Last Modified on September 9th, 2012


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