West Health Report

Arizona’s Healthcare Cost Crisis Exposed

Over 1.7 Million Arizona Families Didn’t Seek Treatment Last Year Due to Cost


Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, over 1.7 million Arizona families did not seek treatment sometime in the last year for a health problem due to the cost of care, according to a new report from nonprofit and nonpartisan West Health and Global Strategy Group.

The report on the healthcare cost crisis and its consequences is based on a survey of 600 adults conducted Aug. 20 – 30, 2020.

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  • 1,748,712 Arizonans did not seek treatment for a health problem last year due to cost of care.
  • 1,184,611 could not pay for drugs or medicine that a doctor prescribed.

4 in 5 Arizona families report healthcare costs are going up.

More Arizonans prefer a public official who will prioritize bringing down healthcare costs over lowering taxes or reducing regulations.

Over 676,920 Arizonans had a friend or family member who died in the past 5 years because they couldn’t afford medical treatment.