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'Fear' and health care: Gallup survey finds Americans skipped treatment, borrowed $88B to pay for costs

By USA Today  
   April 02, 2019

Americans borrowed an estimated $88 billion to pay for health care last year and one in four people skipped care because of costs, according to a new Gallup survey funded by a nonpartisan health group. The nationwide survey of 3,537 adults also found that lower-income adults were more likely to skip care or fear bankruptcy over spiraling medical costs. But even affluent households have deferred care over concerns about finances.

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