The Hill: More than a third of rural Americans skip needed care because of cost: study

EXCERPT: “More than one third of Americans living in rural areas skipped medical care they needed due to the costs, according to a new study. The Commonwealth Fund’s 2020 International Health Policy Survey found that 36 percent of rural Americans did not get the care they needed due to costs, which is more than double the rate for rural residents in six of the other countries the study looked at. Less than 10 percent of rural residents in the United Kingdom, Norway and Sweden reported that they did not get medical care due to costs. The study looked at 10 other high-income countries besides the United States, including Australia, Canada, France, Germany, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. Out of these countries, rural residents in the U.S. were most likely to report they struggle to pay their medical bills.” FULL STORY: