LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) – A new study has found that a growing number of people are skipping needed medical care because they can’t afford it.
A survey done by the Commonwealth Fund found 80 million people didn’t go to the doctor or access other medical services last year because of the cost.
That’s 5 million more than two years ago and 17 million more than in 2003.
Those who were uninsured or had inadequate health insurance were most likely to have trouble affording the care.
The numbers are expected to improve as more healthcare reform provisions take effect next year.