High Healthcare Costs Can Cause Even the Insured To Skip Care

People are struggling with healthcare costs regardless of their insurance status, a new study from The Commonwealth Fund finds.

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Americans are grappling with insufficient healthcare coverage, resulting in postponed or foregone healthcare, substantial medical debts and declining health conditions, according to a recent survey by The Commonwealth Fund (CWF).

Having health insurance does not guarantee affordable access to care, according to  CWF's Health Care Affordability Survey of 7,873 adults. Individuals across various insurance sources — employer, marketplace, individual-market plans, Medicaid and Medicare — reported difficulties affording care, as shown in the study, which was conducted from April 18 to July 31.

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Joey Solitro

Joey Solitro is a freelance financial journalist at Kiplinger with more than a decade of experience. A longtime equity analyst, Joey has covered a range of industries for media outlets including The Motley Fool, Seeking Alpha, Market Realist, and TipRanks. Joey holds a bachelor's degree in business administration.