An 11-country survey from The Commonwealth Fund findsthat adults in the United States are far more likely than those in10 other industrialized nations to go without health care becauseof costs, have trouble paying medical bills, encounter high medicalbills even when insured, and have disputes with their insurers ordiscover insurance wouldn't pay as they expected.

Commonwealth Fund Health Care Survey

The U.S. stands out for the most negative insurance-relatedexperiences, according to the report. One third (33 percent) ofU.S. adults went without recommended care, did not see a doctorwhen sick, or failed to fill prescriptions because of costs,compared to as few as 5 percent to 6 percent in the Netherlands andthe U.K.

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