Health suffers in recession; preventive care often cut first
USA Today, June 25, 2009
As the recession continues and unemployment climbs, surveys suggest many Americans are cutting costs by delaying or forgoing preventive healthcare. And although the details of President Obama's healthcare plan are not yet known, much of the discussion has centered on preventive care. A survey of family doctors released last month by the American Academy of Family Physicians found six out of 10 respondents said they were seeing more health problems as a result of skipped preventive care, such as screenings or unfilled prescriptions.