WHAT DO RISING CHRONIC DISEASE RATES MEAN FOR MAINE?
Projected total cost of chronic disease from 2016-2030 in Maine is $183 billion. In 2015, 827 thousand people in Maine had at least 1 chronic disease, 336 thousand had 2 or more chronic diseases. Chronic disease could cost Maine $8.7 billion in medical costs and an extra $3.5 billion annually in lost employee productivity (average per year 2016-2030).
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