Texans missing or delaying needed treatment because health costs too high: Houston Chronicle

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“Six in 10 Texans say someone in their household has recently skipped or postponed needed health care and medication because the cost is now out of reach, according to a new national study,” Jenny Deam writes over at The Houston Chronicle. “Rising costs also mean Texans, even those with insurance, struggle significantly to pay the medical bills when they do seek care, the Houston Episcopal Health Foundation and the national Kaiser Family Foundation’s joint study found. The survey of 1,367 adults in the state was conducted between March and May and is part of an ongoing partnership between the two foundations examining health care issues in the state.  In Texas about 38 percent — more than one in three — said they had trouble paying health care bills in the past year. Nationally the rate is 27 percent, the report said.” Jenny Deam, “Texans missing or delaying needed treatment because health costs too high,” Houston Chronicle.