The number of working-age adults in 2012 who skipped needed care because of cost:

  • Did not visit a doctor: 53 million
  • Did not fill a prescription: 50 million
  • Skipped recommended care: 49 million

Some 80 million people, around 43% of America’s working-age adults, didn’t go to the doctor or access other medical services last year because of the cost, according to the Commonwealth Fund’s Biennial Health Insurance Survey, released Friday. That’s up from 75 million people two years ago and 63 million in 2003.

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