The Big Three
Heart Attack - over 16 million Americans suffer a heart attack every year... over 70 % survive!
Stroke - each year almost 6 million people survive a stroke. Many end up with permanent disabilities!
Cancer - estimated 5,000 new cases of cancer diagnosed EVERY DAY! The average cost is over $150,000.
Over 65% of expenses are indirect and are not covered by traditional insurance. 60% of cancer patients live at least 5 years!
70% of all people who reach the age of 65 will have experienced
heart disease, cancer, or stroke --- and survived.
43 is the average age of a first incident of heart disease, cancer or stroke!
84% of all deaths are due to heart disease, cancer or stroke.
A health crisis is usually followed by a financial crisis.
Over 60% of all bankruptcies are due to medical expenses and 4 out of 5 of those
medical bankruptcies occured even when the stricken had medical insurance.
The main cause is lost income - the inability to cover normal living expenses plus the
new, illness related expenses, such as experimental treatment, assisted living,
long term care, medical equipment, home remodeling, etc.
70% of all folks will require some sort of long term care.