Record Number of Americans Delaying Medical Care

Inflation has become a key factor creating at least moderate hardship

  • Lower-income, younger adults, and women most likely report delaying care for serious conditions.
  • Majority of U.S. adults cited inflation as creating at least moderate hardship.
  • Americans more likely to name inflation as the most important problem facing the U.S. than at any time during the last four decades.


Gallup. Record High in U.S. Put Off Medical Care Due to Cost in 2022. Accessed March 17, 2023.

The Hill. More Americans Than Ever Putting Off Medical Care Due to Cost: Gallup. Accessed March 17, 2023.