Young people bypassing doctor's visits

June 12, 2012 9:45:44 AM PDT
With healthcare costs on the rise, millions of young people are forgoing trips to the doctor.

Many young people are avoiding check-ups, failing to fill prescriptions and skipping tests. According to a study from The Commonwealth Fund, more than 40 percent of 19-to-29 year olds who have insurance are forgoing medical care.

Sixty percent of young adults without health insurance are cutting back on healthcare.

Patients are shouldering more of the cost in the form of higher deductibles and co-pays. That is something young people are often not prepared for.