American elders are not getting treatment because of fear of cost

American elders are not getting treatment because of fear of cost: 22% of senior citizens do not go to the hospital in an emergency, due to which their health is in danger

Dec 18, 2022 - 11:56
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American elders are not getting treatment because of fear of cost

With increasing age, the body becomes weak and diseases take their place. In such cases, many times people need emergency treatment. But research published in the American Journal of Managed Care revealed that 22% of the elderly are reluctant to go to the hospital in case of a medical emergency to save on expenses.
Instead, they are preferring to stay at home. People aged 50-60, women and those who do not have health insurance or whose salary is less than 30 thousand dollars are doing this in view of the high cost of treatment. Even those who do not have a medical emergency are concerned about the cost.
Millions of people are paying out-of-pocket for emergency services because of the economic impact of the coronavirus and the failure of more than a dozen states, including Texas and Florida, to expand Medicaid services to all low-income people.
Even after having health insurance, some people are not aware of the insurance emergency service coverage. 'No Surprise Act' is also applicable. No hospital providing emergency services can add any new cost to the bill if the patient is insured with another company.

Muskan Kumawat Journalist & Writer