Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, hundreds of thousands of Iowa 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 the Iowa Citizens Action Network (ICAN) in association with 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
3 in 4 Iowa families report healthcare costs are going up.
52% of Iowans prefer a public official who will prioritize bringing down healthcare costs over lowering taxes or reducing regulations.
Over 260,000 Iowans had a friend or family member who died in the past 5 years because they couldn’t afford medical treatment.