Women that had issues with costly medical care in the U.S. in 2017, by insurance type

This statistic depicts various medical-related responsibilities that women in the U.S. delayed or had trouble with due to high costs in 2017, by insurance type. Among those that were uninsured, 49 percent went without care or delayed care due to high costs.

Percentage of U.S. women that reported select difficulties with medical care due to costs as of 2017, by insurance type*

Private insuranceMedicaidUninsured
Delayed or went without care21%25%49%
Put off or postponed preventative services15%16%47%
Skipped recommended medical tests or treatment18%19%42%
Not filled prescription, cut pills or skipped doses of medication14%17%33%
Experienced trouble getting mental health care8%9%16%
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Release date

May 2018


United States

Survey time period

July 26 to September 27, 2017

Number of respondents

2,751 women

Age group

18-64 years

Method of interview

Telephone interview

Supplementary notes

* Within the past 12 months.

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