What About Chronic Disease and Healthcare Affordability?

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?

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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.[1] On the Health Care Continuum, people with chronic illness form the slippery slope.

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These chronic conditions are what are also called pre-existing conditions.[2]

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And the chronic condition of being underinsured is a major problem.[3]

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WHY?  The out of pocket cost of healthcare.  $$

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FOOTNOTES:

[1] 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

[2] 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

[3] 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

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