According to a new AARP survey, one in five adults said that they suffer from health problems because of financial worries, and 22% said that they have delayed seeing a doctor because of cost concerns. Right now people are increasingly concerned about their jobs, retirement savings and simply being able to provide for their families, and its taking a major toll on their health, Bob Gallo, AARP Illinois senior state director, said in a written statement. The telephone survey of 820 adults, which focused on people age 45 and older, also found that 16% of respondents had to use retirement savings or other savings to pay for medical care and that 21% have cut back on other expenses to afford their medical care. Over the past five years health insurance premiums have increased by 65%, AARP said.
Financial fears causing health problems: AARP survey
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