Poll: 25% of U.S. Residents With Private Health Coverage Unable To Pay for Major Unexpected Health Issues
About 25% of privately insured U.S. residents said they would not be able to cover the out-of-pocket costs of a major unexpected illness or injury, according to an AP-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research poll. The survey found that adults with high-deductible plans expressed the most fear about affording coverage. In addition, the poll found that individuals often skipped care as a way to cope with high costs.
- "Poll: Many Insured Struggle With Medical Bills" (Alonso-Zaldivar, AP/Philadelphia Inquirer, 10/13).