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Helping Americans Battle Serious Illnesses

posted by AHIP

on August 10, 2020

Highlights

  • 40 million Americans experience daily limitations due to a serious illness. The number will continue to grow as the Baby Boomer generation continues to age.
  • The potentially devastating effects of serious illnesses can be mitigated by thoughtful planning and development of an advance care plan.
  • Medical care for serious illness is very expensive. The sickest 5% of the population cost half of health care dollars.
  • Palliative care offers person-centered and holistic care to a person living with serious illness, without sacrificing access to medical treatments.
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