In a given year just 5% of the U S population is responsible for 50% of the nation's medical spending. That means roughly 16 million people spend more than $20,000 on hospital bills and PRESCRIBED PILLS.
The "superusers" are incredibly diverse and constantly changing ; but, roughly 42% are senior citizens, 20% are under age of 45, and 4% are children and teens. Contrary to popular belief, most (more than 90%) have health care insurance.
More than 2/3 have cancer, heart disease, diabetes, or have had a stroke.
Properly identifying (prevention) people before they become 5% (superuser) is part of the solution.
It comes down to our fundamental approach to care.
When health is on the line, there's almost nothing the health insurance companies won't charge and Americans won't pay.
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