One casualty of tighter pocketbooks: healthcare
May 24, 2023

One casualty of tighter pocketbooks: healthcare

A new report from the Fed paints an alarming picture for many people's personal finances — a growing number of Americans are deciding to forgo healthcare coverage because of the cost. We look at what that means for people's well-being and what it says about the economy. Plus, enrollment at community colleges is up this year, especially in programs that focus on the culinary arts. And finally, a chat with Steven Durlauf, professor at the University of Chicago's Harris School of Public Policy, about new research that delves into how generational wealth is created.

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More people are delaying medical care due to cost, Federal Reserve finds

May 24, 2023
About 28% said they had skipped some form of health care because they couldn't afford it, although other costs have been rising faster.
About 28% of survey respondents said they skipped some form of health care last year because they couldn’t afford it, despite other costs rising more quickly.
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The team

Leanna Byrne Host, BBC
Kelly Silvera Executive Producer
Meredith Garretson Morbey Senior Producer
Erika Soderstrom Producer
Alex Schroeder Producer
Ariana Rosas Producer
Jarrett Dang Digital Producer (gone fishing)
Jesson Duller Media Producer
Nick Esposito Media Producer
James Graham Producer, BBC
Jo Critcher Producer, BBC
Olie D'Albertanson Producer, BBC