HealthLeaders Media March 27, 2023
By Amanda Schiavo

People living in Massachusetts pay the most for their healthcare.

As hospitals and health systems struggle with their own financial well-being, they must now be more aware than ever of the economic toll receiving care can take on their patients as this becomes an ever-growing expense for most Americans.

As the cost of care rises, many people choose not to see their physician and forgo much-needed care to pay for some of life’s other necessities, like food and rent, which are also rising in price. About 40% of U.S. adults won’t seek medical treatment because of cost, according to research from myvision.org. Around 11% of American citizens are uninsured, according to data from William Russel, an international health...

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