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Resonable disease prevention and management efforts could add $5.7 trillion to the nation’s economic output by 2050– a boost of 18%.

Milken Institute. The Economic Burden of Chronic Disease on the United States; http://www.chronicdiseaseimpact.com/state_sheet/USA.pdf

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