It's time to do something
about healthcare costs:
Key Stats
Overall chronic disease prevalence + cost:

Rates of chronic
disease have never
been higher, with
cost of chronic
conditions eating up

86%

of all healthcare dollars spent.

Chronic disease is so common that more than half of US adults have at least one condition, accounting for

90%

of all healthcare dollars spent.

Cost to the Nation:

The US spends

18%
of its
GDP

(thats $3.35 trillion!)

on health expenditures, but the Federal Congressional Budget office estimates that if costs continue to rise, by 2050 Medicaid and Medicare alone will account for 20% of the GDP.

We are headed for bankruptcy as a country;
the solvency of our nation is at stake.
Reversibility of the trend:

All projections point to continued rises in chronic disease.

If we dont reverse this trend, the number of people
with three or more conditions is expected to increase
to 83 million by 2030
, with a total cost of over

$42 trillion.

Employer-paid costs of chronic disease: Employers foot a hefty bill for the cost of disease.

The top five chronic conditions cost
employers a total of $11.2 billion
(obesity), $10.3 billion (hypertension)
$9.1 billion (physical inactivity),
$3.6 billion (current smoking),
and $2.2 billion (diabetes).

Thats a total of

$36.4

billion

leaving the bottom line.

Lifestyle-driven costs of diabetes

In 1958, 1.6mil Americans had type
2 diabetes. Today, estimates are that
approximately 23mil have been
diagnosed with the disease, and as
many as 84mil are pre-diabetic.

The total cost of diagnosed
diabetes is $245 billion, including
$176 billion in direct medical
costs and $69 billion in
decreased productivity.

Yet, it's a food-borne illness that's preventable, treatable and,
often, reversible through lifestyle medicine.