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Presidential Candidates To Include Chronic Disease Management In Health Care Proposals

Chronic diseases -- such as diabetes, heartdisease, cancer and obesity -- account for 75% of U.S. health carespending, but patients with such diseases receive only 56% of thepreventive care recommended for their conditions, the McClatchy/Kansas City Starreports. According to experts, efforts to address the issue couldreduce annual health care spending by $100 billion to $125 billion,savings that could help fund an expansion of health insurance to moreresidents.

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