Navigation Links
Bipartisan Coalition Forms to Call for Chronic Disease to be Key Focus of Health Reform in Connecticut and Nationally
Date:4/8/2009

is tremendous. A study by the Milken Institute looked at seven common chronic diseases and found that in Connecticut, the total health care costs of these diseases amount to nearly $16.2 billion in 2003. The economic costs - in terms of productivity loss associated with poor health from these chronic diseases - amounted to more than $12.9 billion.

Speaking at today's press event was Candace DeMatteis, Public Policy Director for PFCD; Connecticut State Senator Paul R. Doyle, Majority Whip and Chairman of the Human Services Committee; David L. Katz, MD, Co-Chair of PFCD CT Chapter and Director of the Yale University Prevention Research Center; Samantha L. Heller, MS, RD, CDN Co-Chair of PFCD CT Chapter; Paul Bluestein, MD, Chief Medical Officer, ConnectiCare; and Daniel Torres, President, Latino American Chamber of Commerce of Connecticut.

"Any serious proposal to reform our health care system must address preventable chronic disease," said Dr. Katz. "Our state's premier business, labor, health care, faith, and community organizations are dedicated to making preventing and managing chronic diseases the number one health care priority for policymakers."

"The only way to achieve successful health reform is through a bipartisan approach and solutions to address this problem," said DeMatteis. "As Democrats and Republicans alike look at the impact chronic disease has on the federal budget, on employers and on individual households they must realize that the best way to stem rising costs is to stop incurring them in the first place - meaning we need strategies to get Americans healthy and help them stay healthy," she added.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), chronic diseases are responsible for seven out of every 10 deaths in the U.S. - killing more than 1.7 million Americans every year. Chronic diseases are also the primary driver of health care costs, accountin
'/>"/>

SOURCE Connecticut Chapter of the Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Bipartisan CT Coalition Forms to Fight Spiraling Health Care Costs
2. Diverse, Bipartisan Health Care Reform Voices Announce Agreement on Key Principles
3. U.S. House of Representatives Again Votes with a Strong Bipartisan Majority in Favor of Granting the U.S. FDA Regulatory Control Over Tobacco Products
4. Komen Detroit and the Karmanos Cancer Institute Applaud Introduction of Bipartisan Cancer Alert Act
5. Bipartisan Policy Center Founder Bob Dole Introduces Governor Sebelius at Confirmation Hearing to Be Next HHS Secretary
6. GPhA Statement on the Introduction of the Bipartisan Senate Biogenerics Consensus Bill: Promoting Innovation and Access to Life-Saving Medicine Act
7. Consumer, Business and Labor Groups Endorse Bipartisan Senate Bill Authorizing Biogenerics
8. Susan G. Komen for the Cure(R) Advocacy Alliance Applauds Senators Kennedy, Hutchison for Bipartisan Cancer Alert Act
9. Coalition to Protect Senior Care Praises Bipartisan House Effort to Protect Seniors Nursing Home Care, LTC Workforce
10. Actuaries Laud New Presidents Medicare and Social Security Message, Call for Bipartisan Solution
11. H.R. 2, Bipartisan Childrens Health Bill, Will Provide Coverage to 11 Million Children
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:5/3/2015)... Indiana Fiber Network, LLC (IFN), the ... Services, Inc (BCS) has selected IFN as a fiber ... technology, service, and working relationship with IFN has been ... feel you get with IFN. I like dealing ... local decisions and operates as a local community business ...
(Date:5/3/2015)... Boston, MA (PRWEB) May 03, 2015 ... received clearance from the FDA to produce and market ... This device can be used in outpatient settings and ... , The alternate posterior approach has been extensively researched ... a 510k approval to use this approach in conjunction ...
(Date:5/2/2015)... 02, 2015 Ticket Down has secured additional ... the long awaited event today, Saturday, May 2nd at the ... fans will be able to secure tickets for both the ... that boxing fans have wanted for more than five years ... “Money” Mayweather will step inside the ring to fight Manny ...
(Date:5/2/2015)... May 02, 2015 It’s a pattern ... natural disaster strikes anywhere on this planet, cyber scammers ... sympathy and compassion for their own personal gain. ... Emergency Readiness Team) issued an alert titled “Nepal ... email scams citing the earthquake in Nepal. The scam ...
(Date:5/2/2015)... Kare Visits LLC. launched in Chicago in response to the ... offers relief for caregivers by visiting loved ones in nursing ... the Caregiver Action Network, eight in ten caregivers are employed. ... caring for an elderly or disabled loved one. For ... caregiver is now empowered to schedule an on demand visit ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Bank Computer Services, Inc Selects Indiana Fiber Network, LLC as Fiber Transport Provider 2Health News:Bank Computer Services, Inc Selects Indiana Fiber Network, LLC as Fiber Transport Provider 3Health News:Cheap Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao Tickets: Ticket Down Has Last Minute Tickets for Mayweather vs. Pacquiao at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas 2Health News:Cheap Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao Tickets: Ticket Down Has Last Minute Tickets for Mayweather vs. Pacquiao at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas 3Health News:Cyber Aftershocks from Nepal’s Earthquake Can Cripple Businesses Right Here at Home 2Health News:Cyber Aftershocks from Nepal’s Earthquake Can Cripple Businesses Right Here at Home 3Health News:Cyber Aftershocks from Nepal’s Earthquake Can Cripple Businesses Right Here at Home 4Health News:Chicagoan Seeks to Transform Industry by Launching an Innovative Elderly Care Solution 2
... ... Vouchers Via Twitter to Support the Launch of the New Video Marketing Quiz. , ... (PRWEB) March 9, 2010 -- EyeView , the ... Video Marketing Quiz on Wednesday March 10, 2010 at 10 am ET. The ...
... ... combined their industry leading technologies to provide the most sensitive tools for monitoring apoptosis in ... ... have combined their industry leading technologies to provide the most sensitive tools for monitoring apoptosis ...
... ... ... ... ...
... ... ... ... ...
... when the price went up, study found , TUESDAY, March ... people consume less of it, a new study has found. , ... adults, aged 18 to 30, beginning in 1985 to 1986 and ... percent increase in price was associated with a 7 percent decrease ...
... ... employees and positive business outcomes. , ... Charlotte, NC (Vocus) March 9, 2010 -- Morehead , the ... free hour-long webinar will be broadcast on Tuesday, March 30, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:EyeView Launches Innovative Video Marketing Quiz 2Health News:EyeView Launches Innovative Video Marketing Quiz 3Health News:Promega - TOP srl Agreement Enables Live Animal Imaging for Cancer Studies 2Health News:Wanted: Indianapolis Customer Service Professionals 2Health News:Wanted: Indianapolis Customer Service Professionals 3Health News:Wanted: Indianapolis Customer Service Professionals 4Health News:Wanted: Indianapolis Customer Service Professionals 5Health News:World's First 3D Dance DVD Released! 2Health News:World's First 3D Dance DVD Released! 3Health News:Cost of Junk Food May Influence Consumption 2Health News:Morehead Webinar to Discuss Building Workforce Commitment 2
(Date:5/1/2015)...   Intarcia Therapeutics, Inc. today announced the ... President, Human Resources, reporting directly to Kurt Graves ... key member of the senior leadership team, Mr. Brady ... to assure the Company advances its business, brings in ... values and its dynamic culture. Another essential goal for ...
(Date:5/1/2015)... 1, 2015 CANTEL MEDICAL CORP. (NYSE: CMN ... Executive Officer, will be presenting at the Bank of America ... Wynn in Las Vegas, NV. The ... 10:00 AM PT/1:00 PM ET. In addition, management will be ... An audio webcast will be available via the investor ...
(Date:5/1/2015)... , May 1, 2015  Portal Instruments, Inc., an ... systems, announced today that Robert Langer, Sc. D., ... University of Auckland Distinguished Professor have joined the company,s ... welcome two esteemed biotechnology leaders, Professor Robert Langer ... team," said Dr. Patrick Anquetil , Chief Executive ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Intarcia Appoints James P. Brady Vice President, Human Resources 2Intarcia Appoints James P. Brady Vice President, Human Resources 3Intarcia Appoints James P. Brady Vice President, Human Resources 4Portal Instruments Adds Two Esteemed Biotechnology Leaders to its Scientific Advisory Board 2Portal Instruments Adds Two Esteemed Biotechnology Leaders to its Scientific Advisory Board 3Portal Instruments Adds Two Esteemed Biotechnology Leaders to its Scientific Advisory Board 4
... March 1, 2011 Practice Fusion, the ... in the US, today announced Jason Portnoy as the ... free, cloud-based EMR to physicians; enabling charting, scheduling, e-prescribing ... period of rapid expansion, bringing his deep expertise in ...
... IRVINE, Calif., March 1, 2011 Uptake Medical ® ... of lung diseases including emphysema , announced today that ... (Nasdaq: VOLC ) has joined the company,s Board ... CEO and Director of Volcano since April 2002. He led ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Former PayPal, Palantir Executive Jason Portnoy Joins Practice Fusion as CFO 2Former PayPal, Palantir Executive Jason Portnoy Joins Practice Fusion as CFO 3Uptake Medical Announces Scott Huennekens Elected to Board of Directors 2
... unique DHEA-S-7kits feature a ... against the C-7 position ... with no cross-reactivity with ... RIA has been optimized ...
... based on the competition principle and the ... present in the sample and a fixed ... compete for the binding sites of a ... After one hour incubation the microtiterplate is ...
Inquire...
... It is a compact Latex based reagent kit ... well as to determine the level of RF ... patient sera. The kit includes antigen coated fine ... control sera in plastic squeezable dropping bottles, re-usable ...
Medicine Products: