Americans Delay Medical Treatment Due to High Cost

Americans Delay Medical Treatment Due to High Cost

Fully 50% of Americans are chronically ill, and 25% say they or a family member put off getting treatment for a serious medical condition in the past year due to the high costs, a new Gallup poll reveals.

The record high-number is up from 19% in a Gallup poll a year ago.

Here are highlights from the survey results, released Monday:

  • 36% of adults in households earning less than $40,000 a year put off treatment for a serious condition.
  • 8% of all those polled say they or a family member put off treatment for a less serious condition in the past year because of the costs.

The poll, conducted on 1-4 November surveyed 1,015 adults. It has a margin of error of plus or minus 4 percentage points.

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