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Inflation Is Pushing Americans to Skip Medical Care, Survey Finds

About two-fifths of Americans said in a recent survey that they’re skipping medical care amid high costs.

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Americans are deferring medical care because they can’t afford it, the latest sign that surging inflation is pressuring household spending.

According to a June survey by Morning Consult, a decision intelligence company, 41% of respondents who considered but didn’t purchase a healthcare service over the prior month cited cost as the reason. The survey looks at how price-sensitive various spending categories are, and whether consumers are likely to forgo a product or service or trade down to a cheaper one amid high inflation.

in the analysis, healthcare fell alongside used vehicles and clothing as a good or service that people are relatively more inclined to walk away from if the price is too high. Gasoline and groceries, on the other hand, ranked as essentials that consumers needed regardless

Family of medical student killed in crash on I-65 continues to honor her legacy

MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) — It’s been two years since USA medical student Samantha Thomas was killed in a crash on the I-65 service road in Mobile.

Two weeks ago, the Mobile neurosurgeon charged in that crash asked a Mobile County judge for more freedoms under his bond. Friday, nearly two years after the crash, the judge ruled in favor of half of Jonathan Nakhla’s requests.

The judge ruled in favor, allowing Nakhla to travel from Mobile to his father’s home in Daphne to work. The judge denied his request to travel to Fort Morgan to take care of his rental property.

Samantha’s family said while they may not agree with the judge’s decision, they support his ruling and trust the process. As her family marks two years without Samantha, they are taking the time to honor her

Pediatric association against allowing medical pot in Massachusetts schools

The use of medical marijuana by students, the subject of a study waiting for Gov. Charlie Baker’s signature, is not being backed by the American Academy of Pediatrics.

“The AAP opposes medical marijuana outside the regulatory process of the US Food and Drug Administration,” an academy spokesperson told the Herald Tuesday.

The state Legislature sent the governor a host of changes to the state’s weed laws Monday, including a proposal to study giving students access to medical marijuana during the school day, as the Herald first reported.

“The cannabis control commission, in consultation with the department of elementary and secondary education and the department of public health, shall conduct a study on the possession, administration and consumption of medical marijuana, as defined in chapter 94I, at public or private schools in the commonwealth as it relates to students,” the proposed law reads.

The association of children’s doctors says that so

After ankle injury, Tampa Bay man faces $170K in medical bills

PORT RICHEY — When Ryan Naylor hurt his ankle during kickball practice in May, he did what many would do: He Googled it.

Ice and an Epsom salts bath didn’t work. Turns out there is no surefire home remedy for a ruptured Achilles tendon.

Naylor, 26, didn’t have health insurance. So he stayed home for 36 hours until he couldn’t take the pain anymore.

His fiance, Brittany Nolan, took him to the emergency room at HCA Florida Trinity Hospital where doctors wrapped his ankle in a splint. They told him to see a specialist. The hospital bill and the one for surgery came out to $14,000.

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The couple, who were saving for a fall wedding, were devastated. They had no way of knowing that Naylor was days away from a medical emergency that would almost claim his life and leave them $170,000 in