What about chronic disease and the affordability of healthcare insurance? Or, another way to think of it is: HOW MANY PEOPLE DIDN’T GET HEALTHCARE BECAUSE OF COST?
Does the “NO” category in the chart above relate to patients with chronic disease?
The affordability crisis facing people with chronic diseases is yet another example of the UNDERINSURED. On the Health Care Continuum, people with chronic illness form the slippery slope.
These chronic conditions are what are also called pre-existing conditions.
And the chronic condition of being underinsured is a major problem.
WHY? The out of pocket cost of healthcare. $$
 Altman, Drew, Kaiser Family Foundation, “The silent affordability crisis facing sick people,” AXIOS, 7 May 2019, www.axios.com/sick-people-affordability-health-care-b7306504-ec13-484f-8021-6b0a9d2ac789.html
 Glied, Sherry A and Adlan Jackson, “Access to Coverage and Care for People with Preexisting Conditions: How Has It Changed Under the ACA?,” The Commonwealth Fund, 22 Jun 2017, www.commonwealthfund.org/publications/issue-briefs/2017/jun/access-coverage-and-care-people-preexisting-conditions-how-has?redirect_source=/publications/issue-briefs/2017/jun/coverage-care-preexisting-conditions-aca
 Collins, Sara R. et al, “The Problem of Underinsurance and How Rising Deductibles Will Make It Worse,” The Commonwealth Fund, 20 May 2015, www.commonwealthfund.org/publications/issue-briefs/2015/may/problem-underinsurance-and-how-rising-deductibles-will-make-it?redirect_source=/publications/issue-briefs/2015/may/problem-of-underinsurance