Survey shows Americans cut back health care spending on recession fears

4/22/2008

JERSEY CITY, N.J. QualityHealth.com has released the third installment of its “HealthOpin” survey, and claims Americans are cutting back on the amount they spend on health care.

The survey of over 10,000 people, mostly women from the baby-boomer generation, were asked if they were cutting back spending because of fears about the economy; 48 percent of them responded "yes." Out of the people who responded "yes," 22 percent percent also said they were cutting back spending on prescription medications.

Instead, 72 percent of the people said they were taking preventative measures to stay healthy including taking vitamins(48 percent), exercising more (45 percent) and eating healthier (60 percent).

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