According to the Dartmouth Atlas of Health Care, care for people with chronic disease now accounts for more than 75% of ALL health care spending. One third of Medicare spending each year is spent on patients with chronic diseases who are in the last two years of their lives. And most of these patients have CHF, chronic lung disease, or cancer. Moreover, if Medicare spending is not reined in, it is expected to double over the next decade, reaching $4 trillion by 2017.
Work + Life
The Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, chaired by Sen. Chris Dodd (D-Conn), passed a health bill on July 15th that finally laid out the specifics of the biggest overhaul of health care in history. Here are the highlights.
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