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Women don't get care because of costs

WATERLOO (KWWL) -- A new survey from the Commonwealth Fund finds women are much more likely than men to have problems getting necessary medical care because of costs.

52% of women surveyed said they'd skipped out on necessary treatments, medications or doctors visits because of healthcare costs.  That's compared to just 39% of surveyed men.

Researchers attribute the problem to women using the healthcare system more, but having lower average incomes than men.

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