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Americans Fear Health Care Costs Above Others New Survey Finds

A new health care survey found that Americans are acutely worried about paying for health care – even more than they worry about costs associated with retirement, college, housing or child care.  The study, by Consumers for Quality Care, also found that while the vast majority of Americans trust that their doctor is putting their medical needs above all other considerations (87 percent), there is substantial concern that insurance is affecting care. Specifically, two-thirds of Americans think their doctor factors in their insurance type (64 percent) when deciding treatments, and 59 percent say their doctor’s treatment options are limited by what their insurance will cover.

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