Alzheimer’s health care and caregiver cost impact far greater than meets the eye
November 20, 2017 (Washington, D.C.) Recent research data developed by IHS Markit on behalf of the Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease (PFCD) projects the cumulative total cost of Alzheimer’s
People with type 2 diabetes more than twice as likely to develop cardiovascular disease, lower life expectancy
November 9, 2017 (Washington, D.C.) The Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease (PFCD) today hosted an important health observance briefing to raise awareness of the co-occurrence
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.