Navigation Links
North Carolinians Cutting Back on Needed Medical Services During Down Economy, BCBSNC Survey Finds
Date:10/20/2009

fewer prescription medications
  • 31 percent are refilling medicines less quickly
  • 18 percent are not going to the dentist
  • 17 percent are not seeking regular physical exams because of economic concerns
  • 17 percent are postponing medical tests or operations
  • The uninsured are considerably more likely to delay or do without medical services than those with coverage
  • The survey is in line with other recent findings on preventive health in North Carolina. In a study released in early October, the Commonwealth Fund, a private foundation promoting a high-performing health system, dropped North Carolina's overall health ranking to 41st in the nation, down from 30th in 2007.

    The BCBSNC survey asked North Carolinians about their spending on personal health care in the midst of today's down economy. With unemployment rising and health costs increasing as a result of such factors as an inefficient and fragmented health delivery system, unhealthy personal choices and a payment system that rewards quantity over quality, an increasing number of Americans are expressing frustration over health care. The BCBSNC survey captured behavior and spending changes among the 501 North Carolinians who participated.

    Respondents without health insurance were considerably more likely to say they were delaying or doing without preventive health and other medical services.

    Among the uninsured, who represented 12 percent of respondents, 47 percent were postponing health screenings and operations, compared with 13 percent of those with coverage. And 43 percent of the uninsured were not seeking regular physical exams, compared with 13 percent who have insurance.

    "One of the most important takeaways from the survey is that preventive health should be given a high priority in health reform proposals," Bradley said. "Promoting health through prevention and healthy lifestyles is one o
    '/>"/>

    Source: PRWeb
    Copyright©2009 Vocus, Inc.
    All rights reserved  

    Page: 1 2 3

    Related medicine news :

    1. North Shore-LIJ Health System Investing $400M to Connect Up to 7,000 Physicians, 13 Hospitals with Electronic Health Records System
    2. Ascension Health, HCA, North Shore-LIJ Health System, and Lightspeed Research -The Foresight Group announce the formation of The Healthcare Consortium
    3. CDPHP Medicare Choices Expands Service Area Northward
    4. Northridge Hospital Gets Over $10,000.00 in Donations From Local Dentists Office Grand Opening Charity Event
    5. GlaxoSmithKline Applauds Compassion, Competence, Passion and Perseverance in North Carolinas Child Advocates
    6. New Palliative Medicine Fellowship Created to Train Pacific Northwest Doctors in End-of-Life Care
    7. Sleep Center at Baylor Dallas One of Select Centers in North Texas to Receive Accreditation
    8. Ascension Health, HCA, North Shore-LIJ Health System, and Lightspeed Research -The Foresight Group announce the formation of The Healthcare Consortium
    9. Local Nursing Home Leader Receives Life Care's Northwest Division President's Award
    10. AdaptaVan, LLC Signs Two New Dealers: Company's Wheelchair Accessible Vans Now Available in North Carolina and Missouri
    11. Northern California Cancer Center Finds Increased Risk of Most Common Form of Childhood Leukemia Associated With Residential Proximity to Agricultural Pesticides
    Post Your Comments:
    *Name:
    *Comment:
    *Email:
    Related Image:
    North Carolinians Cutting Back on Needed Medical Services During Down Economy, BCBSNC Survey Finds 
    (Date:7/28/2014)... 2014 Community Health Center of Snohomish ... and pharmacy services, has released an article designed to ... management . Founded in 1983, the health center has ... the county that face barriers to obtaining high quality ... appointment at the CHC, click here: http://www.chcsno.org/locations.ashx?p=1099 ...
    (Date:7/28/2014)... Alta Resources , a global provider ... 500 brands, announced today that it plans to fill ... California, Florida and the Philippines. More than 1,200 of ... campus, and the company announced that approximately 700 positions ... several health-insurance clients, which have seasonal ramp-ups that require ...
    (Date:7/28/2014)... Labors.at, Austria’s largest and most progressive ... Cloud™ to fuel its growth initiatives. The organization, ... patients daily and performs up to 70,000 diagnostic ... doubling its volume within the next year. ... square meter facility pushed our team to re-evaluate ...
    (Date:7/28/2014)... 2014 H2T Elite Dryland Training will be ... 573 Alness Street in Toronto, H2T is focused ... H2T is a state of the art facility that specializes ... are many gyms out there for people 18 and older ... H2T will be home to many elite athletes that will ...
    (Date:7/28/2014)... following a healthy lifestyle may lower childhood cancer survivors, ... in CANCER , a peer-reviewed journal of the ... cancer and adults who had cancer when they were ... influence their long-term health. , Adults who had ... risk for the metabolic syndrome, a group of risk ...
    Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Community Health Center of Snohomish Releases Article Focusing on Educating the Chronically Ill About Chronic Disease Management 2Health News:Community Health Center of Snohomish Releases Article Focusing on Educating the Chronically Ill About Chronic Disease Management 3Health News:Alta Resources To Fill Approximately 1,200 Positions In Fort Myers 2Health News:Alta Resources To Fill Approximately 1,200 Positions In Fort Myers 3Health News:Alta Resources To Fill Approximately 1,200 Positions In Fort Myers 4Health News:Austrian Laboratory Leader, Labors.at, Fuels Growth with the hc1® Healthcare Relationship Cloud™ 2Health News:FS Local Community Member H2T Elite Dryland Training Is Set to Open Its Doors 2Health News:Lifestyle choices may affect the long-term heart health of childhood cancer survivors 2
    ... , TONBRIDGE, England, Sept. ... innovation of the past 150 years, by leading figures in the ... the electric light bulb and penicillin in a star-studded competition organised ... The final four inventions went head-to-head in a live debate, with ...
    ... , , MIDDLETOWN, Conn., Sept. ... Blue Cross and Blue Shield Foundation grant to the national ... $37,500 to fund the "Family Link" program here in Connecticut. ... community-based network that connects parents of children with diabetes with ...
    ... , , ... (AFA) today applauded Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-MT) ... including cognitive impairment screening for Medicare beneficiaries in Baucus, healthcare ... , , AFA had pressed for cognitive ...
    ... , , , MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. ... health by helping yogurt lovers regulate digestive health without compromising calorie ... Available in three delicious flavors -- Honey Vanilla, Strawberry Banana and ... Light is an easy way to help keep your digestive health ...
    ... , , , NEW YORK, Sept 17 ... today announced that it will host The Runyon 5K , ... on Sunday, November 15th 2009. Proceeds from the event, the first of ... scientists carrying out innovative research for all types of cancer. , ...
    ... Sept. 17, 2009 The Wellcome Trust and Merck ... MSD Wellcome Trust Hilleman Laboratories ( www.hillemanlaboratories.in ), the ... with a not-for-profit mission to focus on developing affordable ... The joint venture marks the first ...
    Cached Medicine News:Health News:Contraceptive Pill Named the Greatest Pharmacy Invention of the Last 150 Years in Chemist+Druggist Competition 2Health News:Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Foundation Grant Supporting American Diabetes Association's 'Family Link' Program In Connecticut 2Health News:Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Foundation Grant Supporting American Diabetes Association's 'Family Link' Program In Connecticut 3Health News:Alzheimer's Foundation of America Applauds Inclusion of Cognitive Screening for Medicare Beneficiaries in Senate Finance Committee Health Reform Proposal 2Health News:Alzheimer's Foundation of America Applauds Inclusion of Cognitive Screening for Medicare Beneficiaries in Senate Finance Committee Health Reform Proposal 3Health News:Photos: New Yoplait(R) YoPlus(TM) Light... A Delicious Way to Regulate Digestive Health With Fewer Calories 2Health News:Photos: New Yoplait(R) YoPlus(TM) Light... A Delicious Way to Regulate Digestive Health With Fewer Calories 3Health News:Damon Runyon 5K Run/Walk at Yankee Stadium to Benefit Cancer Research 2Health News:Damon Runyon 5K Run/Walk at Yankee Stadium to Benefit Cancer Research 3Health News:Damon Runyon 5K Run/Walk at Yankee Stadium to Benefit Cancer Research 4Health News:Wellcome Trust and Merck launch joint venture to develop affordable vaccines 2Health News:Wellcome Trust and Merck launch joint venture to develop affordable vaccines 3Health News:Wellcome Trust and Merck launch joint venture to develop affordable vaccines 4
    (Date:7/28/2014)... , Germany und ... , Ziel ... das auf Basis genomischer Daten aus Plasmaproben zur ... nicht-kleinzelligem Lungenkrebs eingesetzt werden kann  Neuer ... therascreen   EGFR Kit und soll auf Rotor-Gene Q, ...
    (Date:7/25/2014)... N.C. , July 25, 2014  Corporate libraries ... including understanding new advancements in technology and how to ... this, libraries in the pharmaceutical and medical device industries ... of the information and services they provide. ... Practices, LLC there are many forces of change that ...
    (Date:7/25/2014)... /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- ScriptPro, of Mission, Kansas ... Lake, Wisconsin , announce that they will ... agreement allowing ScriptPro to bring TCGRx adherence packaging ... United States . ScriptPro is a leading ... to retail and ambulatory pharmacies. TCGRx distributes and ...
    Breaking Medicine Technology:QIAGEN und AstraZeneca entwickeln Begleittest auf Basis von Flüssigbiopsien zur erweiterten Bestimmung von EGFR-Mutationen bei Lungenkrebspatienten 2QIAGEN und AstraZeneca entwickeln Begleittest auf Basis von Flüssigbiopsien zur erweiterten Bestimmung von EGFR-Mutationen bei Lungenkrebspatienten 3QIAGEN und AstraZeneca entwickeln Begleittest auf Basis von Flüssigbiopsien zur erweiterten Bestimmung von EGFR-Mutationen bei Lungenkrebspatienten 4QIAGEN und AstraZeneca entwickeln Begleittest auf Basis von Flüssigbiopsien zur erweiterten Bestimmung von EGFR-Mutationen bei Lungenkrebspatienten 5QIAGEN und AstraZeneca entwickeln Begleittest auf Basis von Flüssigbiopsien zur erweiterten Bestimmung von EGFR-Mutationen bei Lungenkrebspatienten 6QIAGEN und AstraZeneca entwickeln Begleittest auf Basis von Flüssigbiopsien zur erweiterten Bestimmung von EGFR-Mutationen bei Lungenkrebspatienten 7Forces of Change Reshaping Corporate Libraries & Information Services 2ScriptPro and TCGRx Integrate Pharmacy Automation Technologies 2ScriptPro and TCGRx Integrate Pharmacy Automation Technologies 3
    ... in bone mineral density at the,lumbar spine and ... salmeterol inhalation powder) and salmeterol, - Study ... in patients,with COPD, PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 29 ... three-year study of patients with,Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease ...
    ... Cryoablation ... Treatment Technology, PLEASANTON, ... (ACOSOG) which just initiated a National Cancer,Institute (NCI) funded clinical ... Therapy in the Treatment of Invasive Breast,Carcinoma," has selected the ...
    Cached Medicine Technology:Study Found That Long Term Use of Advair Diskus(R) 250/50 Did Not Adversely Affect Bone Loss in Patients with COPD 2Study Found That Long Term Use of Advair Diskus(R) 250/50 Did Not Adversely Affect Bone Loss in Patients with COPD 3NCI Funded Clinical Trial to Study Treatment of Breast Cancer Using Cryoablation 2NCI Funded Clinical Trial to Study Treatment of Breast Cancer Using Cryoablation 3
    The Advia 60 is designed to deliver powerful performance in a small package....
    ... three-dimensional VCS technology, providing ... efficiency in white cell ... With its reputation for ... is an affordable solution ...
    Creatinine Test Kit (enzymatic), Wavelength: 340 nm. Linear range: up to 20 mg/dL....
    For the quantitative determination of Creatine Kinase in serum....
    Medicine Products: