Health Care Debate: Americans are more likely to forego care.by Denise Early on Nov. 21, 2011, under Health
Here is some very interesting information from ThinkProgress.org
A new Commonwealth survey finds that the United States leads wealthy nations in the number of adults who can’t afford health care services and end up skipping care altogether. Forty-two percent of Americans with health issues chose to go without care, the survey found, compared to a range of 1 to 14 percent of adults in 10 other countries. Also, more than a quarter said they could not or had difficulty paying their medical debt.
The chart below demonstrates how the U.S. compares with the rest of the world: