Forty percent of employees responding to a new survey from Willis Towers Watson said they deferred medical care over the past year, including 28% who delayed or canceled a medical procedure or appointment.

At the same time, 17% failed to fill at least one prescription, while 20% said their healthcare provider delayed or canceled a procedure or appointment. When asked what prompted them to defer care, 25% said they couldn’t afford it and 23% were unsure of the costs.

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