By Kenneth Thorpe, Kathy Ko Chin, Yanira Cruz, Marjorie A. Innocent, and Lillian Singh
Health Affairs Blog
“It is natural to ask whether rising gaps in income might be associated with widening gaps in health and longevity between rich and poor Americans,
By Helen DurkinRealClear HealthChronic mental health conditions are increasingly prevalent across the United States. That’s the take-away finding of a recent study commissioned by the Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease (PFCD). 17 percent of adults in the U.S. are
By Doug Irving7/12/17One issue—one health care issue, no less—has brought together a small alliance of congressional Democrats and Republicans in recent years: the need to better help people with chronic health conditions.A new RAND study shows why, and adds a note of urgency to the
By John Goodnow7/10/2017The No. 1 American health care problem is the cost of American health care and the lack of affordability for Americans....As reported in Becker’s Hospital Review, 41 percent of health care spending is attributed to 12 percent of Americans, according to a new study. U.S
By John Breslin7/10/2017Chronic mental health problems could cost the U.S. up to $3.5 trillion by 2030, and there is a close connection with many other conditions, according to a patient advocacy group.And the biggest burden falls on the states, the Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease said,
By Kenneth E. Thorpe
Twelve percent of Americans suffer from five or more chronic conditions, such as high blood pressure, heart disease, and diabetes. This fraction of the population accounts for 41 percent of total health care spending.
By Kenneth E. Thorpe
President Trump and Republican congressional leaders justifiably want to curb the alarming growth in government healthcare spending. Their proposed solution? Cut $880 billion in federal funds from Medicaid over the next ten years.
From Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation
Behavioral health conditions, which include both mental illnesses and addictions, aect a substantial portion of the US population, including many people with Medicaid. Many behavioral health providers do not take any type of insurance,
Chronic Mental Health Conditions Could Cost States up to $3.5 Trillion
Challenges are many, but opportunities abound for reforms that would bring better overall health, greater savings through access to quality care
Washington, D.C. (April 26, 2017) A recent