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Spiking Health Problems in U.S. Millennials May Make Them Poorer

  • Rise in chronic conditions could erode earnings, inflate costs
  • Depression, hypertension gaining in prevalence in young adults
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More millennials in the U.S. are suffering from chronic health problems, potentially restraining the lifetime economic potential of a generation of young adults.

A spike in conditions like depression, hypertension and high cholesterol among younger people could increase health-care costs and lower incomes in coming years, according to a report Wednesday from the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, a federation of 36 independent companies that together provide coverage for 1 in 3 Americans.