Poll: Public's concern over healthcare costs rising
Other top problems cited by respondents were paying for gasoline (44%), finding a well-paying job or getting a raise (29%), and paying rent or the mortgage (19%).
The poll also found that because of healthcare costs many people had postponed needed care (29%) or skipped a test or treatment (24%) while nearly that many had cutback or altered their prescription usage.
Experts said some of the most eye-opening results included the findings that 23% said health insurance coverage led them to either stay in the job they had or look for another one. Moreover, 7% said they or someone in their home had married to get health insurance through a spouse.
Pollsters interviewed 2,003 adults nationwide April 3 through 13 to compile results. More results can be found at www.kff.org.