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Woman waiting in doctor's office Nonadherence rates tend to be higher in countries where consumers face a greater cost-sharing burden, such as the United States, Australia or Canada. (Photo: Shutterstock)

Cost is, without question, the biggest barrier to health care for most Americans. Consumers avoid care not only when they know they can’t afford it, but often because they simply have no idea what the final bill will be.

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Emily Payne

Emily Payne is managing editor at BenefitsPRO. A Wisconsin native, she spent the past eight years writing and editing for various athletic and fitness publications. She holds an English degree and Business certificate from the University of Wisconsin.

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