Coins and pills on a scale According to the report, more than 2.3 million elderly Medicare beneficiaries and 3.8 million privately insured working-age adults reported skipping needed treatments because of costs. (Image: Shutterstock)

Even before the economic upheaval created by the COVID-19 pandemic, 13 million Americans delayed or skipped getting prescription drugs due to affordability issues, according to a new study from the Urban Institute and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF).

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