Aug 31, 2009
Feeling broke? Facing big medical bills?
A study earlier this year showed how many adults saved money on health care over the past year. In order to cut costs, almost a quarter of the people surveyed put off a doctor’s visit.
• 18% put off having a procedure done;
• 18% declined taking a test recommended;
• 16% skipped filling a prescription;
• 16% skipped taking a medication.
In other words, the Consumer Reports National Research Center found people taking at least five steps dangerous to their health – because of outrageous costs.
Nothing in any of the health care reform measures offers real cost controls. Nothing will stop people from dying for lack of money.