Monday, April 11, 2011

Back to the Witch Doctor

Percentage of households whose members have done the following in the past 12 months because of cost...

Skipped dental care or checkups: 33%
Relied on home remedies instead of going to the doctor: 32%
Put off or postponed getting needed health care: 28%
Not filled a prescription for a medicine: 21%
Skipped a recommended medical test or treatment: 21%
Cut pills in half or skipped doses: 15%

Source: Kaiser Family Foundation, Health Security Watch: April 2011

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