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The government, for the purpose of preventative health, could monitor people’s daily exercise by placing a band around their ankles. This band would, in turn, generate personal and aggregate data reports.

The cost of the bands would be incurred by the government; however, officials believe the increased knowledge on exercise habits would, eventually, help offset the cost of the bands; they would categorize the bands as preventative health care, much like they would annual checkups, etc.

An expert in the field of exercise estimates preventative health care saves tax payers an average of two billion dollars, annually. Many citizens are opposed to the bands, saying they may not save taxpayers any money.

Which of the following would be most important to resolve before moving forward with the mandate of the exercise ankle bands?


Whether or not the age of people who would be required to wear the devices impacts their reliability.


Whether or not the exercise bands work against the idea of monitoring health and wellness.


Whether or not the cost of the bands will offset, or pay off, before the technology becomes obsolete.


Whether or not this type of preventative health care will help save tax payers money annually.


Whether or not the people wearing the bands will have full access to other types of preventative health care.

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