Number of the day: skipping medical care

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About three-quarters of Americans (73%) are worried about long-term healthcare costs, and nearly half are skipping care due to medical costs, according to a new survey from Lively. The health savings account provider surveyed 1,000 randomly selected U.S. Americans in April for results.

What it means to HR leaders

The rising cost of healthcare, coupled with the financial impact of COVID-19, has left many employees struggling financially—and more prone to skip necessary medical and preventive care. That’s a problem employers need to address.

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Skipping care, medications and procedures can have long-term and far-reaching negative consequences for employees, experts say. The survey findings, which

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