Even With Insurance, 1 in 4 Americans Could Not Afford Healthcare

More than 1 in 4 adults who bought insurance for themselves or their families last year had to skip needed medical care because they couldn't afford it, according to a study released Thursday by Families USA, a consumer health group.

More than 1 in 4 adults who bought insurance for themselves or their families last year had to skip needed medical care because they couldn't afford it, according to a study released Thursday by Families USA, a consumer health group.

Some signed up for coverage on the new health insurance exchanges under the Affordable Care Act and received financial assistance to help pay their premiums and some of their out-of-pocket costs. Others bought their plans directly from insurance companies.

But even with the gains under the healthcare law, 25.2% of adults who bought insurance on their own last year said they went without medical tests or treatments, prescription drugs or doctor visits because of cost.

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