More Americans delaying medical treatment due to costs

More Americans delaying medical treatment due to costs

As per a Gallup poll released Monday, 25% of Americans said they or a family member put off treatment for a serious medical condition in the past year citing costs. The number is 6 percentage points higher than 2018 and the highest its been since Gallup first began asking the question for the first time in 2001. 36% of adults in the low income bracket (<$40,000 per year) put off such treatment.

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Daniel
Daniel 2 months

We are not free to live when Big Pharma and the Ins. Companies are profiting from our illness. Those in poverty cannot afford co-pays when things like cancer strike. Illness should not be something others prosper from. There is no solution but Medicare For All.

CanadaIsAlreadyGreat
CanadaIsAlreadyGreat 2 months

Americans - please wake up. Insurance companies and Big Pharma are intentionally hosing you. We all know that. "Medical Bankruptcy" is something most Canadians have never heard of. We shake our heads in disbelief when we hear about how your country refuses to adopt health care systems like the one Canadians enjoy. A country owes its citizens good health care for its citizens.

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