How Can Insured Americans Lack Medical Care?

March 17, 2015 2:18 PM

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When her 14-year-old son, Jaxon, hurt himself playing football, Sa’tori Ananda of Dallas checked out the injury and had to make a tough judgment call: Take him to the doctor and potentially incur massive debt, or ice it and hope for the best. She did the latter. Several days later, they were in the emergency room, where Jaxon was treated for a fracture.

The Affordable Care Act has reduced the number of uninsured Americans significantly, but many insured Americans are making difficult decisions – avoiding or postponing health care because of cost concerns. High deductibles certainly play a role, but so do static incomes that can’t keep up with the r...

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