High Cost Deterring People From Seeking Medical Care, Survey Finds
“The idea that people have insurance does not equate with the fact that they still have to bear a significant burden of cost," said Dr. Zia Agha, medical director of the West Health Institute.
Survey: Large Number Of People Forgoing Medical Care Because Of Costs
The survey of 1,300 adults comes from the San Diego-based West Health Institute shows that 44 percent of respondents said they didn’t go to a doctor when they were sick or injured last year because of cost. Nearly 30 percent said they had to choose between paying for care or necessities such as food. (Goldberg, 3/27)