About every 26 seconds, an American will suffer a coronary event, and about every minute someone will die from one. (American Heart Association)
On average, every 40 seconds, someone in the United States has a stroke. (American Stroke Association)
At age 65, the odds are, nearly one in two that you will require nursing home servics for at least 2.5 years. (Medicare)
62% of all U.S. Bankruptcies in 2007 were related to medical expenses.
(Reuters, June 2009)
Surviving stroke victims face an average cost $140,000 over their lifetime. (American Heart Association)
Out of 2000 homeowners facing foreclosure , 49% said that they had lost their homes in part because of a medical problem. (CBS MoneyWatch.com, January 2010)