Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Survey Says
Americans Are Acting to Trim Health Care Costs

The rising cost of health care has American workers
changing attitudes and actions in an effort to cope.

According to the Well-Being Index compiled by Principal
Financial Group, 41 percent of growing companies have
raised employee co-pays, 37 percent have increased
deductibles and 20 percent have cut medical benefit
coverage options.


However, 40 percent are delaying going to the doctor
and 21 percent are not taking prescribed medications.

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