Monday, July 28, 2008

Americans Cutting Back On Medical and Dental Care, Poll Finds

In a new poll conducted in Florida and Ohio for NPR by the Kaiser Family Foundation and the Harvard School of Public Health, one in four people say they're having trouble paying their medical bills. Many are middle-class people with jobs and health insurance. And some even say they earn six-figure incomes.

According to the survey, 30 percent of people in Florida say they've put off needed medical care. And 41 percent in Florida say they've skipped dental care

Go to NPR to read or listen to the rest.

2 comments:

S said...

What could be the reason. Negligence? Or the insurance marketing guys over there are not pushing hard?

-Sid
www.dentalship.com
Dental Social Network

Marty Jablow DMD said...

Many different reasons most of which is that the laws of supply and demand no longer work because of government, lawyers and insurance companies are driving the cost of care higher. If no one could afford care then the cost of care would have to come down.
Also priorities are now different then they used to be. Lets face it food and shelter come before healthcare dollars.