Raising Women’s Voices

Marjoity of Americans Support Health Care Reform

Posted in Affordability by raisingwomensvoices on March 12, 2009

A recent Kaiser Family Foundation survey reports that over half of American families have delayed treatment or skipped it entirely due to rising health care costs in the past year.

money-prescriptionsFifty-three percent of Americans have used home remedies or over the counter medication in lieu of prescriptions, skipped dental care, halved or skipped doses to make prescriptions last longer, or put off needed care even for chronic illnesses or surgery.

Of those that did not postpone or skip care, 19% are either in debt or burdened with serious financial troubles because of medical bills, and a third of those covered now worry that they will lose their coverage.

It seems as if the economic crisis might be just what this country needs in terms of health care reform. Due to the current financial situation, more and more Americans see themselves as benefiting from health care reform rather than being disadvantaged by it, and as many as 62% say that they support reform.

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