Published On: Apr 26 2013 12:02:53 PM CDTUpdated On: Apr 26 2013 06:25:44 PM CDT
A growing number of Americans are skipping needed medical care because they can't afford it, according to a recent study released by Commonwealth Fund's Biennial Health Insurance.
Take a look at how many Americans can't afford health care and the reasons why, by the numbers.
53 million - The number of working-age adults in 2012 who didn't visit a doctor because of cost.
50 million - The number of working-age adults in 2012 who didn't fill a prescription because of cost.
49 million - The number of working-age adults in 2012 who skipped recommended care because of cost.
28% - The percentage of working-age adults with good insurance who still had to forgo treatment because of the price.
28% - The percentage of those with a chronic condition like hypertension, diabetes, heart disease and asthma who needed medication, but didn't fill prescriptions or skipped doses because they couldn't afford to pay for the drugs.
25% - The percentage of Americans with deductibles greater than $1,000. This number more than tripled between 2003 and 2012.
84 million - The number of people who went without health insurance for a time last year or had such high out-of-pocket expenses relative to their income that they were considered under-insured.
41% - The percentage of young adults, those ages 19 to 25, who were uninsured in 2012. This number is down from 48% two years earlier, due in large part to the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, which allows young adults to stay on their parents insurance until age 26.
2014 - The year more health reform is expected to take effect. These are primarily the state-based insurance exchanges, which are intended to offer affordable plans to those without work-based coverage.
40% - The maximum percentage of total medical expenses insured patients will be required to pay through the Affordable Care Act.
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