Monday, June 22, 2009

Economy to Blame for Healthcare Payment Difficulties

More Americans are putting off health care costs due to the economic climate in 2009. Reuters reports that, Thomson Reuters, "conducted a Pulse survey of 100,000 homes to inquire about health insurance woes reporting that about 17.4% of homes admitted to postponing or waiting for health care in 2009." The report stated that, "40% of homes are postponing medical care for the next three months, with 15% foregoing regular doctor checkups." Homes that earned less than $50,000 per year were three times more likely to have trouble paying medical bills.

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