Filling the need for trusted information on national health issues…

Trending on kff King v. Burwell Medicaid Expansion Consumer Resources

The $174 Billion Question: How to Reduce Diabetes and Obesity « » The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

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.


icon_video_audio.gif Full Video

podcasticon.gif Podcast

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.

icon_video_audio.gif Ed HowardWelcome

icon_video_audio.gif Deneen VojtaUnitedHealth Group

Speakers include:

  • Lynne Vaughn, YMCA
    icon_video_audio.gif Video
  • Robert Berenson, Urban Institute
    icon_video_audio.gif Video
  • Ron Ackermann, Indiana University School of Medicine
    icon_video_audio.gif Video

icon_video_audio.gif Video