SPOTLIGHT: Chronic disease becomes major political issue


In the past, most health reform discussions have focused on the structure of the health system (for example, whether single payor vs. government-run healthcare is the better model). Increasingly, however, the need to control the cost of managing chronic diseases is taking center stage. Politicians acknowledge it will be difficult to control healthcare expenses unless the mushrooming cost of chronic care is curbed. Article

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