The $174 Billion Question: How to Reduce Diabetes and Obesity
Diabetes and obesity have evolved from a national public health concern to a problem of epidemic proportions — a very costly problem. The direct medical costs and the indirect costs of diabetes are estimated at $174 billion yearly. This briefing, sponsored by the Alliance for Health Reform and the United Health Foundation, looked at the scope of the problem, and some promising solutions.
For more information, please visit Alliance’s event page.
Speakers for this session:
The panel is co-moderated by Ed Howard of the Alliance for Health Reform and Deneen Vojta of the UnitedHealth Group.
Ed Howard – Welcome
Deneen Vojta – UnitedHealth Group
- Lynne Vaughn, YMCA
- Robert Berenson, Urban Institute
- Ron Ackermann, Indiana University School of Medicine
also of interest
- An Overview of Medicaid Incentives for the Prevention of Chronic Diseases (MIPCD) Grants
- The U.S. Government and Global Non-Communicable Diseases
- The Role of Medicaid for Adults With Chronic Illnesses
- Health Affairs Article: Medicaid Expansion Under Health Reform May Increase Service Use and Improve Access For Low-Income Adults With Diabetes