The article does mention several prevention efforts that meet the $50,000 cutoff: smoking cessation efforts, flu vaccinations, and certain cancer screenings, just to name a few.
While no one expects prevention to be a panacea, it should absolutely be part of the conversation. We blogged recently about the cost of health care reform, and prevention--especially when it comes to diabetes--was a crucial component of the solution to rising costs, according to one health care economist.
So what do you think? I'd love to hear your views on the subject.