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Consumers Pay Lower Percentage of National Health Bill… But Many Families Hit Hard by High Deductibles

  Experts were surprised this week when the latest government survey showed that consumers actually paid a slightly smaller share of the nation’s total health bill in 2011, even though more people now pay higher deductibles. Total U.S. spending on health care grew 3.9% in 2011 (including all medical goods and services, public health, cost of health insurance, investments, and government costs). That equals 17.9% of Gross Domestic Product (the same as 2009 and 2010) or about $8,680 per person in the nation. Consumers paid just over one-quarter (28%) of total costs. Meanwhile, federal government health spending has risen more than three times as fast as consumer health spending since

Receive Your Free Copy of “Frankly Speaking About Cancer: Colorectal Cancer”

Fight Colorectal Cancer has partnered with the Cancer Support Community (formerly The Wellness Community and Gilda’s Club) on the third edition of its highly popular book, “Frankly Speaking About Cancer: Colorectal Cancer.” The book is part of a free educational program conducted by the Cancer Support Community that is dedicated to empowering patients and their families to effectively navigate life with colorectal cancer. It includes: The latest diagnostic tools and screening guidelines An in-depth look at treatment options and side-effect management Tips for patients and their families on how to communicate with their health care teams Ways to cope with quality of life issues Up-to-date resources related to the total

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