NEW POLL: AMERICANS DELAYING TREATMENT

Updated: Nov 7

A new report shows that three in 10 Americans delayed medical care due to cost, and skyrocketing prescription drug costs are among the primary expenses contributing to the problem.


The Gallup poll is a ‘testament as to why America needs to solve its health-care access crisis.’


Voters are painfully aware of the problem, according to findings from a Kaiser Family Foundation poll, which revealed that 71 percent of respondents voted healthcare as their top priority during the 2018 midterm election.


The recently-released Gallup Poll shows that approximately 19 percent of all U.S. adults delayed treatment for serious or somewhat serious conditions or illness. Delaying treatment can have serious negative health consequences particularly for several life-threatening diseases that can be minimized and even cured through early diagnosis and treatment.


The problem is only expected to get worse. As the article points out, the growth of spending on pharmaceuticals is expected to grow an average of 6.3 percent per year due to increasing drug prices and use of specialty drugs.


Americans should not have to struggle to pay for their medications, or worse yet split pills or delay treatment because of an inability to pay the outrageously high price tags for essential medicines.


Please join the fight and support access to safe and affordable prescription drugs.


The full article can be accessed here: https://bit.ly/2Ez63HD

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