Health-care-cost crisis

More Americans put off medical care due to the pricetag

Americans are increasingly unable to afford to treat their medical needs due to cost, reveals a new Gallup survey. According to the pollster, 32 percent of U.S. citizens say they’ve had to put off medical aid for themselves or members of their families in 2012. That’s the highest percentage recorded in the history of the decade-old poll. Back in 2001, 19 percent reported putting off care. A separate Gallup poll indicates a growing number of Americans are dissatisfied with the costs of private insurance while an increasing number are satisfied with Medicare/Medicaid.