About 1/2 of ObamaCare enrollees are skipping doctor visits to save money, according to a report from GfK, a market research group. Only 33% of the general insured population is doing the same, according to the report.
“Even before the news broke that the cost of mid-range health insurance from the Affordable Care Act exchanges will rise about 25%, millions of Obamacare customers were already skipping doctor visits to save money,” the study said. “With mid-level exchange premiums set to rise about 25%, more cutbacks in care seem likely.”
Obamacare enrollees were asked what steps they had taken in the past year to lower their health care costs.
Thirty-six percent of ObamaCare enrollees cut back on doctor visits even when they were sick, 22 percent skipped preventive care, 12 percent reduced lab testing, and 12 percent delayed surgery.