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things to reduce the cost of health care… | September 2, 2011

http://blog.american.com/2011/09/we-have-met-the-enemy-and-it-is-us-healthcare-fact-of-the-week/

We Have Met the Enemy and It Is Us: Healthcare Fact of the Week

By Christopher J. Conover

September 1, 2011, 6:41 am

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.

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I'm the executive vice president for a steel casting trade association, the Steel Founders' Society of America. I've got a crazy wife, five crazy children, three crazy people that married into the family, and two crazy fun little grandsons.

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