Under Obamacare, Fewer People Skipped Doctors’ Visits Because of Cost

Washington Post: “After the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, people in a majority of states were less likely to skip doctors’ visits because of concerns about the cost of care, according to a new report that attempts to paint a snapshot of the effects of the law as its days are numbered.”

The report “found that in 38 states and the District of Columbia, the percentage of adults who said they avoided medical care because of its cost declined by at least two points over the three-year period.”

“That trend was most pronounced in Kentucky, Oregon and Arkansas, where the rate of adults avoiding care dropped at least 5 percentage points. Those states also had some of the biggest changes in the uninsured rate, according to the analysis.”

FavoriteLoadingSave to Favorites
Read previous post:
Investing in a Closed-Border World

Christopher Smart: "As a tumultuous year comes to a close, giddy global markets continue to set new records. But investors...

Close