November 3, 2009
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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), chronic diseases are responsible for 7 out of every 10 deaths in the United States — taking the lives of more than 1.7 million Americans every year. Chronic diseases are also the primary driver of health care costs, accounting for more than 75% of the more than $2 trillion dollars spent each year on health care in the United States. Here are 6 steps needed to reform the medical care system.