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Recent National Alliance of Healthcare Purchaser Coalitions Action Briefs
conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis (RA) typically rank among the top three
most costly conditions for specialty drugs, along with cancer and multiple
sclerosis. RA is a chronic, inflammatory autoimmune disease that causes a range
of symptoms, including stiffness and swelling in the joints, particularly in the hands, feet and knees. RA is a form of arthritis
that is immune mediated and attacks healthy tissue. If left untreated, this
condition can cause significant permanent damage to tissues in the joints, often
leading to short- or long-term disability, or in some cases, forcing employees
to stop working completely.
|COMBATING AMERICA'S GREAT KILLER: CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE|
Heart disease accounts for one of three deaths in the United States each year. Over 30 million US adults have a type of heart disease caused by buildup in the arteries, known as atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease. Fortunately, risk factors for ASCVD can be lowered/changed, by treating cholesterol, quitting tobacco, managing comorbid conditions such as diabetes, and taking prescribed medications.
COMPLICATIONS OF DIABETES: HYPOGLYCEMIA (LOW BLOOD SUGAR)
In the U.S., 29.1 million people (9.3% of the population) have diabetes and 86 million (37% of the population) have prediabetes. Furthermore, diabetes accounted for $245 billion in direct and indirect costs. As a result, strategies for managing low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) and other complications from diabetes is vital. Employers can play a key role in improving the health and well-being of their workforce.
Recent National Alliance Health Publications
Commonwealth Fund "Health Reform and You" Series
This educational resource series from the Commonwealth Fund seeks to provide non-experts with objective, easy-to-understand information about the many ways in which the health care system is changing, including - but not limited to - the reforms being enacted under the Affordable Care Act.