Chronic diseases are creating a national health care crisis.
Chronic diseases – ongoing, generally incurable illnesses, such as asthma, arthritis, cancer, diabetes and heart disease – are the single greatest threat to our nation's health and to our health care system. In the United States, chronic diseases:
account for more than 75 cents of every dollar spent on health care in this country
are the #1 cause of death and disability
are the #1 driver of rising health care costs
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