Health reform is law, but the hard work of fixing our health care system is just beginning. For those with multiple health problems, our current health care system can be a huge challenge.
Consider this: 78% of Americans age 55 and older are dealing with at least one chronic health condition like diabetes, heart disease or arthritis. And older adults with five or more chronic health conditions have an average of 37 doctor visits, see 14 different doctors, and get 50 separate prescriptions each year.
If we can make our health care system work for them, we can make it work for everyone.
We get it. There is a better way. It’s what the Campaign for Better Care is all about.
The Campaign’s National Consumer Coalition is a broad-based coalition of consumer organizations representing diverse constituencies with a direct stake in improving the health, economic security and quality of life for older adults with multiple health conditions and their families. Learn more »