A recent study found that nearly half of the women in the United States feel like they literally can't afford to get sick. Can this really be true?? Click the video below to find out!
Hi, I’m Bailey Mosier. This is your HER Daily Dose.
In the United States, 48 percent of women feel like they literally can’t afford to get sick. This figure differs significantly from women in the U.K., where 91 percent are confident that could afford the costs associated with serious illness.
A recent study by the Commonwealth Fund found that roughly 18.7 million, or 20 percent, of women in the United States did not have access to health insurance in 2010. This amounts to 6 million more women without insurance than just ten years before.
This is specifically important to note, because the decision to seek medical help is tremendously influenced by whether someone has insurance. While only 32 percent of insured women put off seeking care because of cost-related issues, that percentage more than doubled among uninsured women.
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