Americans cutting health spending

April 20, 2009 2:32:30 PM PDT
A new study reveals 20 percent of Americans say they have delayed or postponed medical care--primarily doctor visits---and many said "cost" was the main reason.The Thomson Reuters survey found 21 percent of U.S. adults expected to have difficulty paying for health insurance or healthcare services in the next three months.

Researchers say the results of this survey have serious implications for public health officials, hospital administrators, and healthcare consumers.

They say there is a direct correlation between Americans losing their access to employer-sponsored health insurance and deferral of healthcare.


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