Employer Program

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A Proven Method to Corporate Health Care

Dr. McDougall’s program for self-insured employers is the solution to 40-50% savings in healthcare costs per year.

The Facts.

  • Today, 5% of employees can be responsible for 75% of your health care costs. And since they are frequently longstanding employees, they are also at high risk for depression, anxiety, marital and family discord, and financial burden.
  • They may also have some type of activity restriction, e.g., mobility, personal care, work, or schooling.
  • The bad news: healthcare spending is projected to rise to 20% of GDP by 2025.
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WFPB.ORG | McDougall Program
  • 86% of healthcare spending goes to people with one or more chronic conditions. Chronic diseases and conditions—such as heart disease, stroke, cancer, type 2 diabetes, obesity, and arthritis—are among the most common, costly, and preventable of all health problems.
  • Total estimated cost of cancer care was $157 billion in 2010.
  • The total estimated cost of diagnosed diabetes care in 2012 was $245 billion, including $176 billion in direct medical costs and $69 billion in decreased productivity.
  • Medical costs linked to obesity were estimated to be $147 billion in 2008. Annual medical costs for people who are obese were $1,429 higher than those for people of healthy weight in 2006.
  • The total costs of heart disease and stroke in 2010 were estimated to be $315.4 billion. Of this amount, $193.4 billion was for direct medical costs, not including costs of nursing home care.
  • The total cost of arthritis and related conditions was about $128 billion in 2003. Of this amount, nearly $81 billion was for direct medical costs and $47 billion was for indirect costs associated with lost earnings.
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  • $45 million in avoidable sick days.
  • $120,000 = One (1) heart surgery. 85.7 billion people have high blood pressure for which they take medication. That equals $740-$990 per person, per year.
  • 15 million people take at least one statin drug. That equals $2.14 billion per person, per month.
  • Statin drugs increase the risk of type-2 diabetes, muscle and/or liver damage.
  • $40,000 per year = the cost of one (1) patient’s diabetes meds.
  • $69 billion dollars lost by decreased productivity because of diabetes. Includes costs associated with people being absent from work, being less productive while at work, or not being able to work at all because of diabetes.
  • $2,250 in lost revenue per employee, per year
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WFPB.ORG | McDougall Program
WFPB.ORG | McDougall Program
  • 40-50% reduction in healthcare costs, and, improved productivity in and outside of work
  • Reduction in: Sugar levels, body weight, plasma lipids
  • Reversal of: high cholesterol, high blood pressure, angina
  • Improvement in: physical and social activity, quality of life
  • Reversal of: diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, heart disease
  • Alleviated symptoms of: anxiety, depression, fatigue
  • Improvement in: multiple sclerosis, thyroid problems, mood and happiness
  • After a one-week program, employers see 85% compliance to the diet and lifestyle for at least 12 months.
WFPB.ORG | McDougall Program
WFPB.ORG | McDougall Program

Employers that have successfully joined the program


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