Sunday, November 27, 2011


■"Sicker" Americans neglect medical care to save money, report says

More than 40% of people who described themselves as "sicker" had financial problems in getting medical care in the past year, a Commonwealth Fund study shows. They said they were in poor or fair health, underwent surgery or were hospitalized in the past two years, or have chronic conditions. Such patients skipped prescriptions, didn't see doctors and took other steps to save money, the report said. American Medical News (11/21)