The poll, by Kaiser Family Foundation, also finds that health benefits play a key role in people's decisions to switch jobs or stay in their current job. Twenty-three percent say that, within the past year, they or a member of their household have either taken a new job or stuck with their current job primarily because of health benefits.
The survey indicates the cost of healthcare is causing a significant number of Americans to delay or go without medical care -- 29 percent say they put off or postponed getting needed care; 24 percent say they skipped a recommended medical test or treatment; 23 percent say they didn't fill a prescription; 19 percent say they cut pills in half or skipped doses of medicine; and 8 percent report problems getting mental healthcare.
The telephone poll of 2,003 U.S. adults, designed and analyzed by public opinion researchers at the Kaiser Family Foundation, has a margin of error of 3 percentage points.
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