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Lower-income families more likely to put off care: study
Modern Healthcare

Low-income families with high-deductible health plans are more likely than higher-income families with those plans to put off medical treatment because of cost, according to a new study. A 2009 survey of 141 families with incomes less than 300% of the federal poverty level and 273 families with higher incomes found than the lower-income families more often put off care. Some 51% of lower-income families put off care for an adult because of cost, compared with 35% of higher-income families who did so, according to the study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine.