Health care spending concept Younger individuals are more likely than older respondents to avoid care because of price uncertainty, but are also more likely to use their health plan website to obtain cost estimates.

Inability to pay for health care has been a major driver for many to avoid the health care system, but simply not being sure if a service is affordable is enough of a deterrent for many Americans. According to new research by HealthSparq, a health data company, as much as 44% of people may be deterred from obtaining health care services because of price uncertainty.

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