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High health care costs hurt both insured and uninsured

A new report indicates it’s not just the uninsured who are delaying medical care due to cost concerns.

The Center for Healthcare Research & Transformation (CHRT) surveyed more than 1,000 adults in Michigan about their views and decision-making regarding health care.

To no one’s surprise, 40% of those without insurance said they had delayed getting required care because it was too expensive. More surprising was that 17% of those with insurance said the same thing.

Besides worries over costs, many people expressed more difficulty accessing care. People living in smaller towns and rural areas were most likely to report this as an issue. High-income suburban residents and low-income residents of big cities were the least likely to report difficulty accessing care.

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