Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, over a hundred thousand Montana 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.
159,611 Montana families did not seek treatment for a health problem last year due to cost of care.
126,009 could not pay for drugs or medicine that a doctor prescribed.
3 in 4 Montana families report healthcare costs are going up.
Montanans prefer a public official who will prioritize bringing down healthcare costs over lowering taxes or reducing regulations.
Nearly 92,407 Montanans had a friend or family member who died in the past 5 years because they couldn’t afford medical treatment.