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Half of people with rheumatic disease have trouble paying for treatment, study says


About 60 percent of patients suffering from rheumatic diseases like osteoarthritis and lupus said they struggle to pay to treat their illnesses. File Photo by Puwadol Jaturawutthichai/Shutterstock

About 60 percent of patients suffering from rheumatic diseases like osteoarthritis and lupus said they struggle to pay to treat their illnesses. File Photo by Puwadol Jaturawutthichai/Shutterstock

Sept. 13 (UPI) -- Having health insurance doesn't always help to pay for some diseases, such as gout, rheumatoid arthritis and other joint-related diseases, a new study says.

About 60 percent of patients suffering from rheumatic diseases like osteoarthritis and lupus said they struggle ...


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