Health Payer Intelligence August 15, 2022
Mark Melchionna

Recent research showed that 38 percent of American adults limited automobile activities and food consumption to ensure payment of medical bills. 

Many American adults make personal financial sacrifices and miss appointments to cope with the high costs of healthcare, according to a West Health-Gallup Poll..

Due to high and consistent costs, healthcare occupies an ample budget space for many people. Oftentimes, these high expenses lead to financial sacrifices, especially for members of low-income and underserved communities.

To gather information regarding the struggles that these populations face, West Health and Gallup conducted a poll containing questions regarding income and personal life withdrawals. The researchers noted that the results came from June 2022, when inflation hit a new 40-year high of 9.1 percent.

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