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Gas prices confine sick people

USA Today, September 4, 2008

Sick Americans who travel far or frequently to get medical treatment are skipping or delaying appointments, leaving support groups, and applying for grants to defray high gasoline prices. People with chronic diseases who visit the doctor multiple times each week or month have been hardest hit. At the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, for example, some skin cancer patients are delaying appointments because they can't afford gasoline, said Center representatives.