E54: The rising cost of illness
90% of the nation's $3.8 trillion in annual health care costs is for people with chronic conditions, and those numbers are only going to go up. Yet these increases are preventable: if we prevent the chronic illnesses, we can prevent an exponential increase in healthcare costs.
By focusing on our diet, exercising and maintaining healthy habits, we can make a difference in our futures, ensuring we stay healthier longer — and pay less later.
Read more from the CDC:
Costs of chronic diseases: https://www.cdc.gov/chronicdisease/about/costs/index.htm
Preventing chronic diseases: https://www.cdc.gov/chronicdisease/about/prevent/index.htm