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Chronic Disease Care Costs Get Bipartisan Attention
Health Leaders Media

Even by Washingtonian political standards, testimony for a Senate Finance panel hearing on addressing the crushing cost of chronic disease care opened on a dramatic note this week.

Tuesday morning’s first witness knows the costs associated with chronic disease all too well. Stephanie Dempsey, an American Heart Association volunteer who lives in Georgia, has suffered with heart disease since she was 21, the 44-year-old told the senators.