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More Than Half of Americans Say Family Skimped on Medical Care Because of Cost in Past Year; Worries About Affordability and Availability of Care Rise
Date:2/24/2009

Public Strongly Supports Action on Health Care Reform, But Majority Think It Can Be Done Without Additional Spending

Trust in President Obama on Health Reform is High

MENLO PARK, Calif., Feb. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As economic conditions continue to worsen, the public is increasingly worried about the affordability and availability of care, with many postponing or skipping treatments due to cost in the past year and a notable minority forced into serious financial straits due to medical bills, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation's first health care tracking poll of 2009.

In the face of the country's current economic challenges, the public's support for health reform remains strong and their trust in President Obama to do the right thing in health care reform is high.

Slightly more than half (53%) of Americans say their household cut back on health care due to cost concerns in the past 12 months. The most common actions reported are relying on home remedies and over-the-counter drugs rather than visiting a doctor (35%) or skipping dental care (34%). Roughly one in four report putting off health care they needed (27%), one in five say they have not filled a prescription (21%) and one in six (15%) say they cut pills in half or skipped doses to make their prescription last longer (see chart).

"Experts and policymakers have multiple agendas in health reform, but when half the public reports skimping on care because they can't afford it, it's very clear that what the public wants most from health reform is relief from health care costs," said Kaiser President and CEO Drew Altman.

The 27 percent of the public that reported they had "put off or postponed getting health care [they] needed" were asked about the specific types of care they had foregone. The most common responses were delaying going to the doctor for a temporary illness (19%) or for preventive car
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SOURCE Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation
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