Too many Americans are skipping prescribed medications because they find them too expensive. That foretells trouble for payers—and for patients. On this page, you’ll find several relevant facts and numbers.
Researchers used callers, posing as the uninsured, to call primary care offices. They got appointments if they could pay the fee. Things changed, however, if the callers tried to work out a deal by which they would pay in installments. Far fewer callers could get appointments in such cases.