Survey of 11 Countries Finds U.S. Adults Most Likely to Forgo Medical Care Due to Cost; U.S. is Highest Cost, Most Complex System

According to a study published November 18, 2010 by The Commonwealth Fund: “A new 11-country survey from The Commonwealth Fund finds that adults in the United States are far more likely than those in 10 other industrialized nations to go without health care because of costs, have trouble paying medical bills, encounter high medical bills even when insured, and have disputes with their insurers or discover insurance wouldn’t pay as they expected. According to the report, the findings highlight the need for Affordable Care Act reforms that will ensure access to health care, protect people from medical debt, and simplify health insurance.”

“The U.S. stands out for the most negative insurance-related experiences….” Read more » 11-Country Survey: U.S. Adults Most Likely To Forgo Care Due To Cost, Have Trouble Paying Medical Bills; U.S. Stands Out For Highest Out-Of-Pocket Costs And Most Complex Health Insurance

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