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More Americans skipping, delaying needed health care

Posted on Feb 27, 2011 in Uncategorized

updated 2/16/2011 5:05:31 PM ET 2011-02-16T22:05:31 Share Print Font: +-The number of Americans aged 18 to 64 who said they skipped or delayed needed medical care in the past 12 months because of cost rose to 15 percent in 2009, up from 11 percent in 1997, government researchers reported Wednesday. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics, the number of people who went without needed prescription drugs because of costs nearly doubled to 11 percent in 2009 from 6 percent in 1997. And the percentage of Americans who put off...

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