Americans are avoiding the ER and becoming sicker while paying more for insurance

From Modern Healthcare:

About 1 in 4 Americans says his or her medical conditions has worsened after postponing emergency room treatment, according to a survey released Tuesday.

The poll, commissioned by the American College of Emergency Physicians, found Americans delay visiting an ER because they don’t think their health insurance will cover the costs.

At the same time, more than 50% of respondents are paying more for their insurance compared to last year, while another 20% said they are paying “much more.”

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