Bipartisan Partnership Applauds Senator Clinton For Addressing Chronic Disease
Senator Clinton recognizes the need to address the single biggest cause of death, disability, and health spending in the U.S. -- chronic disease.
The plan that Senator Clinton published this morning focuses on the need for greater prevention and identifies mismanaged chronic disease as a significant cost driver in the current health care system.
Chronic diseases are responsible for seven out of 10 deaths and 75 percent of every health care dollar spent in the U.S. These are conditions that, with proper early intervention, diet and exercise, could be prevented, delayed, or minimized. More than 130 million Americans today have a chronic disease.
We look forward to hearing how the other presidential candidates will tackle the growing epidemic of chronic disease. We are hopeful that they, too, will make it a cornerstone of their health care agenda.