Feb. 10, 2016 SIGN IN | REGISTER

Congress Underestimating Savings From Treating Chronic Disease

Congress has an opportunity to reduce the personal and economic toll of diabetes, heart disease and cancer – real cost drivers in our health care system – by an accurate and robust assessment of the costs and savings associated with chronic disease interventions. Now is the time to do so.

Michael J. O’Grady, Ph.D, a former assistant secretary for planning and evaluation at the Department of Health and Human Services, is principal of O’Grady Health Policy and a senior fellow at the National Opinion Research Center at the University of Chicago.

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