Even with health insurance, health care can cost an arm and a leg. The infographic below shows across geographies, income and education levels, between 1997 and 2006, a growing number of Americans avoided health care due to cost.
Health, United States, 2009 is the 33rd annual report on the health status of the Nation, prepared by the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services for the President and the Congress. The report provides an annual picture of the health of the entire United States. Health, United States presents trends and current information on measures and determinants of the Nation's health. It also identifies variations in health status, modifiable risk factors, and health care utilization among people by age, race and ethnicity, gender, education and income level, and geographic location. The entire report is available at: http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/hus.htm.
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