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Chronic Conditions: Making the case for ongoing care

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    • By 2020, 81 million people will have 2 or more chronic conditions.  
    • Between 2000 and 2030, the number of Americans with 1 or more chronic conditions will increase by 37%–46 million people.  
    • 99% of Medicare spending is on behalf of beneficiaries with at least 1 chronic condition. 96% of Medicare spending is on behalf of beneficiaries with multiple chronic conditions.  
    • Compared to individuals with no chronic conditions, the average per capita spending for someone with 1 chronic condition is more than 2.5 times greater; with 3 chronic conditions is more…  
    • People with Multiple Chronic Illnesses Are More Likely to Have Activity Limitations  
    • By 2030, 20% of the population will be people age 65 and older with chronic conditions.