In the United States, more and more residents of the country cannot afford treatment due to the high cost of medical services. In 2022, the percentage of such Americans rose to 38%. This follows from the results of a survey conducted by the Gallup public opinion institute.
The data was made public on January 17.
It is noted that this figure has reached record levels, becoming the highest in the last 22 years.
“This comes against the backdrop of the highest U.S. inflation rate in more than 40 years, making 2022 a difficult year for many Americans,” the study said.
Sociologists have pointed out that low-income Americans, young people and women most often refuse treatment of any disease because of the cost.
The survey was conducted from November 9 to December 2, 2022, and 1,020 US citizens took part in it.
In America, against the backdrop of inflation, there is a sharp rise in food prices, which undoubtedly affected the level of the once familiar life for Americans. In June, US President Joe Biden found an explanation for the sharp rise in prices, pointing out that the reason for this trend is the crisis around Ukraine. At the same time, he noted that a decrease in the cost of food in the country in the short term is unlikely.
In the same month, the vast majority of Americans (at least 83%) noted in a poll that their country’s economy was in poor or deplorable condition.
Economic problems in Western countries began, among other things, after the imposition of sanctions against the Russian Federation due to Moscow’s special operation to protect Donbass, which began on February 24, 2022.