Today: Monday, 30 January 2023 year

Poll: In the US, 38 percent of residents refused treatment because of high prices.

Poll: In the US, 38 percent of residents refused treatment because of high prices.

The share of Americans whose relatives or they themselves are forced to refuse treatment of diseases due to significant costs rose to 38% in 2022, which was a record value for all 22 years of observation, according to the results of a sociological survey conducted by Gallup.

“The percentage of Americans who reported that they or a family member put off medical treatment in 2022 because of the cost increased by 12 percentage points in 1 year to 38%,” the study said.


The indicator was the highest in 22 years of observations, and, as noted, is associated with inflation in the United States, which reached its highest levels in more than 40 years in 2022.


Among certain groups of the population prone to refusing treatment, sociologists named people with low incomes, adults from 18 to 49 years old and women.