Millions of Americans – as many as 25% of the population – are delaying getting medical help because of skyrocketing costs.The free market mousketeers think that all they need to do is unleash the market.
Finley is one of millions of Americans who avoid medical treatment due to the costs every year.
'I live on the street now': how Americans fall into medical bankruptcy
A December 2019 poll conducted by Gallup found 25% of Americans say they or a family member have delayed medical treatment for a serious illness due to the costs of care, and an additional 8% report delaying medical treatment for less serious illnesses. A study conducted by the American Cancer Society in May 2019 found 56% of adults in America report having at least one medical financial hardship, and researchers warned the problem is likely to worsen unless action is taken.
Dr Robin Yabroff, lead author of the American Cancer Society study, said last month’s Gallup poll finding that 25% of Americans were delaying care was “consistent with numerous other studies documenting that many in the United States have trouble paying medical bills”.
The market is unleashed. That is why everything is crap.
If I think that beef is too expensive, I can have chicken or beans.
I cannot not opt for medical treatment.
Healthcare is coercive by nature, take this or you die.