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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Poll: Many Insured Struggle With Medical Bills

WASHINGTON (AP) -- They have health insurance, but still no peace of mind. Overall, 1 in 4 privately insured adults say they doubt they could pay for a major unexpected illness or injury.

A new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research may help explain why President Barack Obama faces such strong headwinds in trying to persuade the public that his health care law is holding down costs.

The survey found the biggest financial worries among people with so-called high-deductible plans that require patients to pay a big chunk of their medical bills each year before insurance kicks in.



Anonymous said...

Hello?!?! This is NOT understood already???? I don't get the screenings & preventative care because I can't afford it. I have quite the disdain for the healthcare community which is sad because I work for an M.D.!

Anonymous said...

I'd like to stop hearing doctor's complain about such high overhead costs when they are all living high on the hog!!!!

Anonymous said...

Some people only look at the monthly premium when they choose a plan. Besides the deductible, you have to check the out of pocket maximum. Some of them are exorbitant and is one reason people get in over their heads in medical debt.

Anonymous said...

OK 12:57 - I'll keep searching for the plan that covers all that!!!!!!!!!!!!!!