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More Than 1 in 4 Americans Postpone Medical Treatment Because of the Expense

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More than one in four Americans, or 29 percent, hold off seeking medical treatment because of the cost, according to a poll from Gallup.

Of the 29 percent of Americans who forgo seeing the doctor, 63 percent say their medical condition is either somewhat or very serious.

“The figure has been stable over the past decade, ranging from 29 percent to 33 percent since 2006,” Gallup explains. “The percentage of adults who put off medical treatment had been lower before that, including 22 percent in 1991 and 19 percent in 2001.”

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  1. maybe these who delay should thank their lucky stars, if they have been able to stay out of the big pharma bandage for life. I have heath insurance and worked for that for 40 years. For me, just working hasn’t always allowed time to go to the doctor for extras, and when I do go, rarely have I ever received curable information, but rather a prescription.

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