Senior Health Worsening Though Much is in Our Control

Time to Take Control

From my article at Ground Report:

United Health Foundation recently released America‰Ûªs Health Rankings Senior Report ‰ÛÒ A Call to Action for Individuals and Their Communities.

It finds preventable chronic illness at troubling levels among seniors. Nationwide, about 80 percent of seniors are living with at least one chronic condition, while 50 percent of seniors have two or more chronic conditions, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Challenges such as diabetes, heart disease, cancer and Alzheimer‰Ûªs disease will lead to diminished quality of life and severe economic consequences if left unaddressed. With a rapidly growing and sicker Medicare population, annual spending on Medicare is expected to increase by 90 percent in the next decade.