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Americans Are Often Avoiding Doctor's Visits and Medical Care Because of High Costs

https://www.marketwatch.com/story/why-americans-are-avoiding-the-doctor-2018-04-04

Americans across all generations are skipping out on a lot of basic medical care these days because of how expensive it is. Boomer, GenXers, and Millennials are all reluctant to take care of themselves like previous generations, and that's a symptom of a problem that needs to be addressed.

"In Kaiser Health Foundation polls, since 2015, a growing percentage of the public has said they’ve had a difficult time affording medical costs. Last year, 37% reported having trouble affording health insurance premiums, up from 27% in 2015; 43% had trouble affording deductibles, up from 34% and 31% had trouble affording copays for doctor visits and prescription drugs, up from 24%."

We've had a few articles on health care costs in recent months. One example was one I did discussing Direct Primary Care, an alternative to insurance-based payment for basic medical care. It's basically a subscription to a doctor's office, and you can access your doctor much more easily and for a much more affordable price.

https://www.themaven.net/pursuit-of-happiness/community/the-best-way-forward-for-healthcare-is-actually-a-step-back-in-time-ARMzCdEDgEKxX1dKawQpDg

Something needs to change in the medical field. If such large portions of the population are foregoing medical care like this, that's not a problem to simply ignore.

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