Out-of-Pocket Costs Delay Cancer Follow-Up Care, Even for the Insured

California Colorado Texas
About one in 10 U.S. cancer survivors’ delays follow-up care because they can't afford associated medical bills, even if they're insured. That's the conclusion from an analysis of data from more than 5,400 survivors of various cancers. Most were insured, college-educated and had annual incomes above the national average. Their average age was 67, and most were female and white. Up to 10% had delayed care in the previous 12 months because they couldn't afford out-of-pocket expenses such as copays and deductibles, the study found.

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Source: Health Day News