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Gallup: 1 in 5 U.S. adults can’t afford needed healthcare

Gallup: 1 in 5 U.S. adults can’t afford needed healthcare

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March 31 (UPI) -- Roughly one in five adults in the United States reports not being able to afford needed healthcare, a survey released Wednesday by Gallup and West Health found. This includes nearly 30% of Black adults and more than 20% of Hispanic adults, compared with 16% of White adults, the data showed. Advertisement In addition, non-White adults age 65 and older were twice as likely to indicate they were unable to afford quality healthcare than White adults in that age group, the survey found. Approximately one in eight adults said they cut back spending on food and over-the-counter drugs to pay for healthcare or medicine, according to Gallup. More than one-third of respondents reported that they reduced spending on recreational or leisure activities in the previous 12 months to af...