February 20, 2020
90% of U.S. healthcare spend goes toward people with mental health issues and other chronic diseases. That number does not factor in lost economic productivity, which when included brings the total cost to around 20% of GDP. The chronic nature of these diseases interferes with every aspect of life, including work. On top of that, a person’s risk of having more than one chronic condition increases with age. A projected 81 million Americans will have multiple co-morbidities in 2020.