A Record 25% of U.S. Residents Put Off Treatment for a Serious Medical Condition Due to Cost, Up from 19% in 2018

A Record 25% of U.S. Residents Put Off Treatment for a Serious Medical Condition Due to Cost, Up from 19% in 2018 “More Americans Delaying Medical Treatment Due to Cost STORY HIGHLIGHTS A third of U.S. adults say their family couldn’t afford care in past year One in four say care was deferred for a serious medical […]

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Low Income Workers Spend a Higher % of Income on Insurance for Less Coverage than Middle and High Income Workers

Low Income Workers Spend a Higher % of Income on Insurance for Less Coverage than Middle and High Income Workers “..But compared to middle and upper-income employees, low-income workers are often offered less robust coverage, get less employer help with their premiums, and must pay a greater share of their income toward health care costs. […]

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25% of Healthcare Spending is Wasteful– $760-$935 Billion Annually

25% of Healthcare Spending is Wasteful– $760-$935 Billion Annually “Findings  The review yielded 71 estimates from 54 unique peer-reviewed publications, government-based reports, and reports from the gray literature. Computations yielded the following estimated ranges of total annual cost of waste: failure of care delivery, $102.4 billion to $165.7 billion; failure of care coordination, $27.2 billion to […]

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Fewer Adults Have Difficulty Paying Their Medical Bills, but the Improvement Has Stalled

Fewer Adults Have Difficulty Paying Their Medical Bills, but the Improvement Has Stalled “There was modest but significant improvement following the ACA’s coverage expansions in the proportion of all U.S. adults who reported having difficulty paying their medical bills or said they were paying off medical debt over time (Table 4). Federal surveys have found […]

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