Financial Hardship and Chronic Disease

A chronic disease diagnosis can have a significant financial impact on the family; and although having insurance greatly reduces the cost of care, comprehensive health insurance coverage does not guarantee access to the highest quality of care or eliminate the risk of substantially deteriorating a household’s financial resources. The Tucker-Seeley Research Lab is currently working on projects focused on the association between financial hardship and chronic diseases such as bladder cancer, chronic kidney disease, and Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias (ADRD).