U.S. News: Costs Would Keep 1 in 7 American From Seeking COVID-19 Treatment


By Robert Preidt, HealthDay Reporter 

TUESDAY, April 28, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Worries over medical bills would prevent 1 in 7 Americans from seeking treatment if they had possible symptoms of COVID-19, a new poll finds.

Of more than 1,000 adults surveyed, 6% — representing 15 million Americans — said that during the coronavirus pandemic, they or a family member had been denied care for another health problem.

Asked if they would seek medical attention for a fever and dry cough — telltale signs of COVID-19 — 14% said they would not because of cost, according to the results from the nonprofit West Health and Gallup.

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