TITLE

Lowering the cost of chronic health conditions

AUTHOR(S)
SHEPHERD, LEAH CARLSON
PUB. DATE
September 2008
SOURCE
Employee Benefit News;Sep2008, Vol. 22 Issue 12, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports that employers across the country are struggling with the cost of insuring employees with chronic health conditions. According to experts at a July 2008 conference by the Centers for Health System Change, the situation should be addressed through preventive measures, appropriate behavior incentives, better communication with employees and a variety of other solutions. A Health Affairs study showed that more than 40% of U.S. citizens have one or more chronic conditions and 75% of healthcare spending go to people with chronic diseases.
ACCESSION #
34562565

 

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