In the News: Homewood resident discusses future of chronic health care with chamber

The face of health care is changing as more Americans seek treatment for chronic health conditions, Pack Health co-founder Mazi Rasulnia said at the Feb. 21 Homewood Chamber of Commerce luncheon.

Rasulnia, a Mayfair-area resident, started Pack Health with Will Wright in 2013. The company is a subscription-based health management service that offers one-on-one coaching, advice and lifestyle improvement for patients with chronic conditions such as diabetes, asthma, cancer, COPD, autoimmune disorders and more.

He estimated that there are about 133 million Americans living with a chronic condition, and said they make up about 86 percent of health care costs in the country. Rasulnia said Alabama residents are expected to rack up $671 billion in medical bills for chronic conditions from 2016 to 2030, particularly as the state has the second highest rate of obesity and third highest rate of diabetes and hypertension in the nation. [Read more here]