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Addressing the rising cost of healthcare

Healthcare spending in the United States is $3 trillion a year, straining the budgets of families, businesses and taxpayers alike. In fact, the price of medical care is the single biggest factor behind U.S. healthcare costs, accounting for 90 percent of spending.

These expenditures reflect the cost of caring for those with chronic or long-term medical conditions, an aging population and the increased cost of new medicines, procedures and technologies.

READ HOW prescription drugs play a critical role in helping prevent, manage and cure various conditions and diseases, yet the costs are straining family budgets and increaseing taxpayer costs. 

Learn how CHRONIC DISEASES AND CONDITIONS—such as arthritis, obesity, cancer and heart disease—and lifestyle behaviors are among the most common, costly and often preventable of all health problems. 

READ HOW BCBS companies are enabling healthier living and improving healthcare quality and affordability.

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Addressing the high cost of chronic disease

Treating people with chronic disease accounts for 90 percent of U.S. healthcare spending

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HERE ARE THREE KEY FACTORS DRIVING U.S. HEALTHCARE COSTS

As healthcare partner to one in three Americans, BCBS companies are helping people get healthy faster and stay healthy longer.

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