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Fewer Americans Go Without Medical Care Due To Cost, Survey Says
The Huffington Post

More than 15 years have passed since this small a share of Americans didn’t get medical care they needed because of the cost, a new federal government report reveals.

During the first three months of 2015, 4.4 percent of Americans surveyed said they went without health care at some point in the past 12 months because they couldn’t afford it, according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention researchreleased on Tuesday.

That’s the lowest percentage of Americans forgoing health care since 1999, when 4.3 percent of respondents said they abstained from medical care because they couldn’t afford it. It’s also the first time since 2002 that the number dropped below 5 percent.