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Americans Still Skipping Checkups, Drugs Because of Cost

Most Americans still consider themselves healthy, but many continue to pass on medical checkups and prescription drugs to save money.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 20% of American Adults have not filled a prescription in the last six months because the cost was too high. That’s generally unchanged from a year ago but is down from a high of 40% in 2010. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on January 24-25, 2018 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology. 

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The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on January 24-25, 2018 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology. 

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