Navigation Links
Partnership Calls on President to Attack Budget-Busting Crisis of Chronic Disease
Date:2/25/2009

Comprehensive Reform Needed to Address Rising Health Costs and Lost Economic Opportunity

WASHINGTON, Feb. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In advance of the President's address to the nation last night, Ken Thorpe, Ph.D., Executive Director of the Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease called on the Obama Administration to address the tremendous cost of chronic illness as they determine the programmatic and spending priorities of the nation in the year ahead.

"High rates of chronic disease cause individual health costs to soar, undercut U.S. competitiveness and burden taxpayers," said Thorpe, in a letter to the President that he sent with the support of the PFCD's more than 120 national partners.

"As our country faces the worst economic downturn in a generation, effectively preventing and managing chronic disease is no longer simply an ideal - it is a national imperative."

Chronic diseases, such as diabetes, heart disease, and cancer, are extraordinarily costly in terms of the impact on Americans' health, their wallets and the U.S. economy, according to the PFCD.

  • They are responsible for seven out of 10 deaths and affect more than 130 million Americans.
  • They represent 75 percent of the $2.2 trillion spent on health care in the U.S. in 2007 - and are the primary driver of rising costs. In taxpayer-funded programs such as Medicare and Medicaid, the proportions are even higher: 96% and 83%, respectively.
  • The annual economic impact on the U.S. of the seven most common chronic diseases is estimated to be $1.3 trillion, which could balloon to nearly $6 trillion by 2050.

This crisis is especially concerning in light of the recently released government data which shows that health spending will consume $2.5 trillion or 17.6 percent of GDP in 2009, making it critical to immediately address thi
'/>"/>

SOURCE Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Practicing Clinicians Exchange Forms Partnership With National Fibromyalgia Association
2. eDiets.com(R) and Diversified Health & Fitness Announce New Strategic Marketing Partnership
3. International Partnership for Microbicides Receives US $130 Million from UK Government and the Gates Foundation
4. CRH provides Partnership Program update
5. UN Reception Highlights Multi-Sector Partnerships in Global Public Health
6. UPDATE: P&M Corporate Finance Announces Partnership with Robin Young to Present the Fifth Annual Spine Technology Summit
7. QHR, Gallagher Partnership Yields More Thank $4 Million for QHR Hospital Clients
8. Eisai and Bial Announce Partnership Agreement for the European Commercialisation of the Novel Once Daily Anti-Epileptic Zebinix(R)
9. Partnership for Prescription Assistance Prepared to Help Texas Workers Hurt by Recession
10. The Canadian Foundation for Global Health Announces a Research and Development Partnership with Medizone International, Inc.
11. Sodexo Partnership With The Beryl Companies Breaks Down Barriers to Better Customer Service in Healthcare
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/31/2015)... Michigan (PRWEB) , ... August 31, 2015 , ... ... and tests and certifies products for the water, food, health sciences and consumer ... with NSF/ANSI 61 for their advanced iron filtration media, Pro-OX Manganese Dioxide. , ...
(Date:8/31/2015)... ... August 31, 2015 , ... Adult & Pediatric Dermatology in Greenwood ... patients of the treatments and services available to help them. , The ... and ‘responsive design’ that allows visitors to view the website seamlessly on any desktop ...
(Date:8/31/2015)... ... August 31, 2015 , ... healthbeautydistributors.com has been in ... test marketing a doctor note service to be made available to all patients ... for each generated excuse, much less than the average daily pay of workers. ...
(Date:8/31/2015)... TX (PRWEB) , ... August 31, 2015 , ... TheHardwareCity.com ... Allied 49032 tools set . , These home repair tool sets are manufactured by ... in and around the house. The tri-fold tool set allows yard and house work ...
(Date:8/30/2015)... ... ... ProTrailer Party is a new and exciting set of self animating title ... presets, allowing FCPX users to immerse the audience into the party. With over 25 ... time while adding professional titles to every project. , ProTrailer Party comes with 30 ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:NSF International Has Recognized Clean Water Systems & Stores Inc Facility 2Health News:NSF International Has Recognized Clean Water Systems & Stores Inc Facility 3Health News:Adult & Pediatric Dermatology Launches Responsive Design Website 2Health News:Adult & Pediatric Dermatology Launches Responsive Design Website 3Health News:TheHardwareCity.com Now Offering Allied 49032 25 Piece Tri-Fold Tool Set 2Health News:FCPX Effects Developer Releases ProTrailer Party for Final Cut Pro X 2
... Nurses who work long hours and have less physically demanding ... nurses, according to a new study. Researchers from the ... nurses and found that about 55 percent of them were ... also the quality of patient care. "Long ...
... for high-risk prostate cancers patients has historically been considered ... radiation oncologists at the Kimmel Cancer Center at ... at almost 13,000 cases revealed that men who received ... therapy (EBRT) had significantly reduced mortality rates. ...
... (HealthDay News) -- ,Incorporating lifestyle counseling into routine care ... them to reach their treatment goals, according to a ... patients with elevated blood glucose, blood pressure or cholesterol ... a primary care setting for at least two years, ...
... fat and cholesterol before pregnancy were at higher risk for ... fat and cholesterol, according to researchers at the National Institutes ... a form of diabetes seen during pregnancy. Gestational diabetes ... in the newborn. Women whose diets were high in ...
... (HealthDay News) -- Researchers who found the earliest ... about the evolution of complex reproductive behavior in early ... 100 million years older than previously known nesting sites. ... Massospondylus , a relative of the giant, long-necked ...
... rights of persons with disabilities, while legal rulings concerned ... individual rights and freedoms according to the Canadian Charter ... A. Riddle has determined in a recent study. , ... simple observation that the rights of persons with disabilities ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Long Shifts May Raise Some Nurses' Odds for Obesity 2Health News:Brachytherapy reduced death rates in high-risk prostate cancer patients, study finds 2Health News:Lifestyle Counseling Helps Diabetes Patients Control Blood Sugar 2Health News:IH study shows HIV-exposed children at high risk of language delay 2Health News:Oldest Known Dinosaur Nesting Site Found 2
(Date:8/28/2015)... FARUM, Denmark and ATLANTA ... July 31, 2015 the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) ... Major Depressive Disorder in adult patients who have failed to ... episode. TMS is a non-invasive technique for stimulating neural tissue ... from Major Depressive Disorder. The procedure has been proven safe ...
(Date:8/28/2015)... August 28, 2015 The report "Eubiotics Market by ... Poultry, Ruminant, and Aquaculture), & by Region ( North ... Asia-Pacific , and Rest of the World) - Global ... market for Eubiotics was valued at USD 4.62 Billion in ... 2020, at a CAGR of 7.4% from 2015 to 2020. ...
(Date:8/28/2015)... SAN FRANCISCO , August 28, 2015 ... is expected to reach USD 49.12 billion by 2020, ... 2020, according to a new report by Grand View ... an estimated CAGR of 49.7% from 2014 to 2020. ... Growing aging population along with rising incidences of ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Therapy System for Treating Major Depressive Disorder Receives FDA Clearance 2Therapy System for Treating Major Depressive Disorder Receives FDA Clearance 3Eubiotics Market Worth 7.05 Billion USD by 2020 2Eubiotics Market Worth 7.05 Billion USD by 2020 3Eubiotics Market Worth 7.05 Billion USD by 2020 4Eubiotics Market Worth 7.05 Billion USD by 2020 5mHealth Market is Expected to Reach $49.12 Billion By 2020: Grand View Research, Inc. 2mHealth Market is Expected to Reach $49.12 Billion By 2020: Grand View Research, Inc. 3mHealth Market is Expected to Reach $49.12 Billion By 2020: Grand View Research, Inc. 4mHealth Market is Expected to Reach $49.12 Billion By 2020: Grand View Research, Inc. 5
... 6, 2011 Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals Inc. today announced ... SYM ptomatic P rostate CA ncer) ... exclusively licensed from Algeta ASA, in patients with castration-resistant ... endpoint by significantly improving overall survival.  Based on a ...
... Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY ) ... ALIMTA® (pemetrexed for injection) in the continuation maintenance setting, ... time a patient is alive without their disease worsening, ... called advanced nonsquamous non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Bayer's Investigational Compound Radium-223 Chloride Met its Primary Endpoint of Significantly Improving Overall Survival in a Phase III Trial in Patients with Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer That Has Spread to the Bone 2Bayer's Investigational Compound Radium-223 Chloride Met its Primary Endpoint of Significantly Improving Overall Survival in a Phase III Trial in Patients with Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer That Has Spread to the Bone 3New Study Released Today Showed Patients With Deadly Form of Lung Cancer Lived Longer Without Disease Worsening 2New Study Released Today Showed Patients With Deadly Form of Lung Cancer Lived Longer Without Disease Worsening 3New Study Released Today Showed Patients With Deadly Form of Lung Cancer Lived Longer Without Disease Worsening 4New Study Released Today Showed Patients With Deadly Form of Lung Cancer Lived Longer Without Disease Worsening 5New Study Released Today Showed Patients With Deadly Form of Lung Cancer Lived Longer Without Disease Worsening 6New Study Released Today Showed Patients With Deadly Form of Lung Cancer Lived Longer Without Disease Worsening 7
Duckbill type, sharp. 3 mm x 8 mm curved blade. Octagonal handle....
10 mm wide tip....
9 mm wide tip. 35 mm from angle to tip....
Designated most popular model or size. 4 mm wide tip....
Medicine Products: