Survey: Americans Fear They Will Be Unable To Afford Prescription Drugs In Coming Year

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By NewsRadio 1080 KRLD

DALLAS (1080 KRLD) - A new survey finds nearly one-third of American voters don't think they will be able to afford much-needed prescription drugs in the coming year.

The Commonwealth Fund survey found that 29 percent of respondents feared they wouldn't have enough money to pay for out-of-pocket costs for prescription drugs.

Tom Giovanetti with the Institute for Policy Innovation says the health care field is similar to the field of technology.

In the study, 32 percent of Americans worried about being able to afford other out-of-pocket costs connected to health care. 80 percent believe reducing health care costs should be a high priority for the next president.

We take a deeper look at the issue of prescription drug costs in our latest edition of KRLD In Depth.