If you’re living with chronic constipate disease, you may have to pay out of pocket for care, even if you don’t need it.
And, as you know, the cost of treating it is just as high as the medical bill, according to a new study.
“A major part of this bill is the fact that it’s based on the assumption that it costs the government more to treat someone with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and people with cancer, but the actual cost is the same as a healthy person,” said Dr. Steven H. Clements, an assistant professor of internal medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.
The study was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, and it looked at medical care for chronic constitutive disease and non-cognitive impairment in more than 3,000 people.
Clements and his colleagues looked at the cost for each patient in each year.
The researchers estimated the average medical costs per year for each of the patients.
They then compared that to what a healthy, non-intrusive way to manage the disease would cost.
They found that, on average, the average cost of care for those with chronic obstructionive pulmonary diseases is about $2,000 per year.
For non-invasive care, they calculated that the average would be $4,000.
The authors found that for those in the lowest income quartile, the health care bill would be about $1,000 annually.
And for those who earn more than $100,000, the bill would exceed $5,000 a year.
The cost of non-comprehensive care for these two groups was similar, but higher for those earning less than $75,000 and more than half the income group.
In addition to the higher costs for the lowest and highest income groups, the authors also found that the cost was also higher for people with mild to moderate chronic obstructivity, which was associated with a lower average cost per year of care.
The researchers also looked at health insurance and other cost sharing programs.
They found that people who have insurance through Medicaid had the highest average cost, and those with Medicare had the lowest average cost.
The overall cost of the care, however, was lower for those paying through health insurance.
The study authors found the average costs for people who did not pay for medical care through private insurance were $7,000 for the years 2001-2008.
The average cost for people in the top income quintile of the US, however was $36,000 in the year 2000.
The costs of noncontributory care were higher for older adults, and for people over 65.
For people with diabetes, the study authors noted that those who have a pre-existing condition and have chronic obstructives had the greatest costs, at $9,500 a year for the year 2001-2007.
Clement said that the findings show the importance of health care for people living with COVID-19, even though COVID is a disease that has been well-known to affect people from a very young age.
“These are very young people, and so it’s not really known whether they will develop any chronic diseases, and the cost is really going to depend on their health status, how they manage it,” he said.
“So, if you have chronic asthma, the insurance you are enrolled in will help you pay for it.
But if you’re not covered, it’s going to cost you a lot more.”
Clements added that people with chronic disease need to be treated aggressively.
“I think that the public is going to need to wake up to this and make a decision, and make sure that their insurance plan doesn’t pay for treatment and they need to take steps to control their health,” he added.