55% of Texans report difficulty affording healthcare, poll finds

Healthcare affordability is a struggle for many Texas adults, according to a new statewide poll.

The 2019 Episcopal Health Foundation poll of 1,210 Texas adults found that 55 percent of respondents said it is difficult for them and their family to afford healthcare. Twenty-seven percent of respondents said it is very difficult.

The poll, conducted in January, also showed that 39 percent of respondents said they or someone in their household had problems paying or were unable to pay for healthcare bills in the last 12 months. This includes medical expenses for physicians, dentists, medication or home care.

Sixty percent of respondents reported that they or a household member have skipped or delayed care in the last 12 months because of cost.

Access the full poll findings here.


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