In these economic times, along with the healthcare crisis and millions of uninsured, many are delaying or postponing medical care. According to a Daily News article, a recent survey suggests that more than 20% of Americans are putting off taking care of their health because of recent losses and the cost of healthcare nowadays.
The survey, by Thomson Reuters, found that approximately 21% of Americans will have trouble paying for their health insurance and health care services in the next few months. The last time the question was asked was in a 2006 survey. The number back then was 15.9%, more than 5% lower than it is today.