Obesity is the main reason for several deaths in the United States every year.
Due to obesity, the economic cost associated with insurance and health care are increasing at quick pace. Obesity is the main reason for several health diseases like heart disease, type 2 diabetes, hypertension, breast cancer, endometrial cancer and colon cancer.
The additional costs that insurance companies are paying for this obese people, ever year Medicaid invest $1,021 additionally, Medicare pays more than $1,723 for very individual who suffer with obesity. The total economic cost related to obesity is $ 92.2 million every year of which 52.015% are direct costs and 47.99% are indirect costs.
The direct cost associated with heart disease is $6.99 billion and the indirect cost is bit high with an amount of $33.4 billion. The health related direct and indirect costs vary with the disease type.