Survey: 1 in 7 Cincinnatians report family member went without d - Cincinnati News, FOX19-WXIX TV

Survey: 1 in 7 Cincinnatians report family member went without doctor care

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - The Health Foundation of Greater Cincinnati has released results from the 2010 Greater Cincinnati Community Healthy Status Survey. The survey shows that 16 percent of adults said someone in their household went without doctor's care or prescription medication (14 percent) in the last year because the household needed money to buy food or clothing or pay for housing.

The Health Foundation says while the percentage of people who went without a prescription increased consistently over time, the percentage of people who went without a doctor's care increased almost three-fold since the last survey, which was conducted in 2005.

The survey also reported that one in four adults reported having problems paying or being unable to pay for medical bills.

Only about 1 in 20 Greater Cincinnati adults ages 65 and older reported a member of their household went without a doctor's care or prescription medication in the last year because of cost. This compares to about 1 in 6 adults ages 18–64.

"It is interesting to note that Greater Cincinnati adults ages 65 and older were much less likely to report going without care," says Jennifer Chubinski, director of community research for the Health Foundation. "It is clear that Medicare coverage has made a difference with this age group."

Nearly half of Greater Cincinnati adults who are uninsured (47 percent) reported that they had problems paying or were unable to pay medical bills, compared to 20 percent of insured adults.

More information about the survey is available by clicking here.

Copyright 2011 FOX19. All Rights Reserved.

  • FOX19 HeadlinesMore>>

  • Lawyer: Charges possible in connection with Vegas shooting

    Lawyer: Charges possible in connection with Vegas shooting

    Tuesday, January 16 2018 5:45 PM EST2018-01-16 22:45:33 GMT
    Wednesday, January 17 2018 12:18 AM EST2018-01-17 05:18:04 GMT
    A lawyer for Las Vegas police told a judge that other people could face charges in connection with the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history, even though the gunman is dead.Full Story >
    A lawyer for Las Vegas police told a judge that other people could face charges in connection with the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history, even though the gunman is dead.Full Story >
  • Tillerson warns military action on NK unless diplomacy works

    Tillerson warns military action on NK unless diplomacy works

    Tuesday, January 16 2018 12:23 AM EST2018-01-16 05:23:34 GMT
    Wednesday, January 17 2018 12:14 AM EST2018-01-17 05:14:50 GMT

    The meeting is intended to boost the campaign of "maximum pressure" that the Trump administration has championed to deprive the North of revenue for weapons development. Officials will discuss cooperation on sanctions, preventing the spread of weapons by North Korea, and diplomacy.

    Full Story >

    The meeting is intended to boost the campaign of "maximum pressure" that the Trump administration has championed to deprive the North of revenue for weapons development. Officials will discuss cooperation on sanctions, preventing the spread of weapons by North Korea, and diplomacy.

    Full Story >
  • House panel subpoenas Bannon in Russia probe showdown

    House panel subpoenas Bannon in Russia probe showdown

    Tuesday, January 16 2018 12:33 AM EST2018-01-16 05:33:23 GMT
    Wednesday, January 17 2018 12:14 AM EST2018-01-17 05:14:42 GMT

    The testimony comes just one week after a very public excommunication from Trump's closest confines following the publication of Michael Wolff's "Fire and Fury."

    Full Story >

    The testimony comes just one week after a very public excommunication from Trump's closest confines following the publication of Michael Wolff's "Fire and Fury."

    Full Story >
Powered by Frankly