WHAT DO RISING CHRONIC DISEASE RATES MEAN FOR NEBRASKA?
Projected total cost of chronic disease from 2016-2030 in Nebraska is $231 billion. In 2015, 1.1 million people in Nebraska had at least 1 chronic disease, 408 thousand had 2 or more chronic diseases. Chronic disease could cost Nebraska $11 billion in medical costs and an extra $4.4 billion annually in lost employee productivity (average per year 2016-2030).
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