WHAT DO RISING CHRONIC DISEASE RATES MEAN FOR MARYLAND?
Projected total cost of chronic disease from 2016-2030 in Maryland is $747 billion. In 2015, 3.6 million people in Maryland had at least 1 chronic disease, 1.4 million had 2 or more chronic diseases. Chronic disease could cost Maryland $35.7 billion in medical costs and an extra $14.1 billion annually in lost employee productivity (average per year 2016-2030).
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