Study: Third of Americans go without healthcare

A new study shows Americans pay far more for healthcare, are unhappier with the results and are less healthy than people in other rich countries.

November 18, 2010 2:53:33 PM PST
A new study shows Americans pay far more for healthcare, are unhappier with the results and are less healthy than people in other rich countries.

The non-profit Commonwealth Fund's study found that a third of Americans say they have gone without medical care or skipped filling a prescription because of cost compared to just 5-percent in the Netherlands.

The study published in the journal Health Affairs also showed that 20-percent of U.S. adults had major problems paying medical bills compared with 2-percent in Great Britain and 9-percent in the next costliest country, France.


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