23 July 2010

Insurance Woes Can Add to Burden of Psoriasis

For many, relief relies on expensive therapies that maintain quality of life

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But after losing his job and being out of work for 18 months, Schultz' coverage through COBRA will run out any day and he's not sure how he will continue to pay for the treatment.

  • More than half of those with severe psoriasis scored poorly on quality of life measures vs. 30 percent with mild or moderate psoriasis
  • 60 percent said psoriasis is a large problem in everyday life
  • 37 percent said they see three or more doctors to treat the condition
  • 62 percent of those with severe psoriasis are obese compared to 41 percent of respondents with milder forms of psoriasis


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