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What do rising chronic disease rates mean for Wisconsin?

Projected total cost of chronic disease from 2016-2030 in Wisconsin is $768 billion. In 2015, 3.4 million people in Wisconsin had at least 1 chronic disease, 1.3 million had 2 or more chronic diseases. Chronic disease could cost Wisconsin $37.2 billion in medical costs and an extra $13.9 billion annually in lost employee productivity (average per year 2016-2030). 

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June 18, 2016 
Wausau Daily Herald, Marsh eld News-Herald, Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune and Stevens Point Journal
By: Steve Elliott, Dian Palmer, Bran- don Scholz and Arthur Taggart 

There are a...

OP-ED
Jun 18, 2016

May 18, 2016 
The Capitol Times
By: Arthur Taggart
 

During our state’s presidential primary debate this spring, there was great focus on job growth in Wisconsin and whether or not we’re on the winning or losing end of the...

OP-ED
May 18, 2016

April 25, 2016 
Leader-Telegram
By: Rick Wallin
 

I am concerned about the rise in chronic diseases, and particularly I am concerned by how little is being said about this during the ...

OP-ED
Apr 25, 2016

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