NYTimes: Higher Bills Are Leading Americans to Delay Medical Care
Many Americans limited medical care during the COVID-19 pandemic to lessen the risk of catching the disease, but now, the same trend exists but for a different reason: rising medical costs. Studies suggest that people are mainly pushing off preventative care appointments and treatments because of the financial barrier that has arisen alongside inflation. Prescription drug prices are also increasing along with the cost of care. Even some people with employer-based insurance are considered to be underinsured due to exorbitant out-of-pocket costs. During this time, many clinics and nonprofit organizations have helped people with free or reduced-cost treatments and services to increase the number of people receiving the care that they need. To read the full article, click here. To read more about healthcare, click here.