Cost a barrier to seeing physicians
NEWS IN BRIEF — Posted Aug. 16, 2010
Nearly 15% of people reported in 2009 that they had not seen a physician in the last 12 months because of the cost, according to a statistical snapshot released in August by the Kaiser Family Foundation. The percentage of Americans reporting that they delayed seeking care due to costs ranged from a low of 6.2% in North Dakota to a high of 51.7% in Texas. The report, based on data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is available online (link).
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