Poll: One in Seven Americans Would Not Seek Medical Attention for Coronavirus Due to Fear of Cost

According to a new Gallup poll, one in seven Americans would not seek medical attention for coronavirus due to the fear of how much healthcare would cost.

“One out of every seven (14%) U.S. adults report that they would avoid seeking healthcare for a fever and a dry cough for themselves or a member of their household due to concerns about their ability to pay for it,” Gallup wrote in its analysis. “When framed explicitly as believing to have been infected by the novel coronavirus, 9% still report that they would avoid seeking care. Adults under 30, non-whites, those with a high school education or less and those in households with incomes under $40,000 per year are the groups most likely to indicate they would avoid seeking out care.” read more

Trump Corrected by Insurers After He Claimed They’re Waiving All Copayments for Coronavirus Treatment

Trump blames Europe for US coronavirus

During an Oval Office address, President Donald Trump claimed that health insurers will “waive all co-payments for coronavirus treatments,” and the industry was quick to correct him.

“Earlier this week, I met with the leaders of health insurance industry who have agreed to waive all co-payments for coronavirus treatments, extend insurance coverage to these treatments, and to prevent surprise medical billing,” Trump told the public. read more