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People Skipping Medications, Treatment Due to Cost

Would you skip an important medical treatment because it costs too much?

Apparently, a sizable proportion of people in the United States are doing just that.

Despite reforms to our health insurance system, medical care remains unaffordable for many Americans, according to a recent survey by the Physicians Foundation.

More than a quarter of U.S. adults questioned earlier this year say they have skipped a medical test, treatment or follow-up care, or avoided a visit to the doctor for a medical problem during the previous 12 months due to cost.