One in four Americans say they or a member of their family put off treatment for a serious medical condition in the past year due to the cost of care, a new Gallup poll finds.
Another 8 percent said they or a family member had delayed care due to cost for a less serious condition, bringing the total percentage of U.S. Families who have put off care due to costs on 33 percent.
When Gallup first asked this question, 11 percent of those polled said they or a family member had delayed care for a serious condition because of costs.
By 2014 that percentage climbed to 33 percent, then dipped in 2016 to 31 percent and to 29 percent in 2017 before returning again to 33 percent found in this new poll.