Healthcare fact of the week: article by Chris Conover

Posted by on Sep 1, 2011 in Faculty, Policy | 0 comments

CHPIR’s Dr. Chris Conover has recently published an article on the blog of the American Enterprise Institute titled We Have Met the Enemy and It Is Us: Healthcare Fact of the Week.

A new study projects that U.S. healthcare spending will rise by as much as $66 billion a year by 2030 because of obesity. That’s about 2.6 percent of current health spending. While this trend is of obvious concern (and would be good to avoid), those figures pale in comparison to the total amount of U.S. health spending that can be attributed to behavior, lifestyle, and other avoidable causes.

Read the full article on the Enterprise blog.