Gripes About Health Costs Punctuate A Cross-Country Trip

Dudley Pratt (left) talks to reporter Jenny Gold at a gas station in Fenner, Calif. He's frustrated by all the paperwork related to his health insurance these days.i i

hide captionDudley Pratt (left) talks to reporter Jenny Gold at a gas station in Fenner, Calif. He’s frustrated by all the paperwork related to his health insurance these days.


Ilana Lipsett/Jenny Gold

Dudley Pratt (left) talks to reporter Jenny Gold at a gas station in Fenner, Calif. He's frustrated by all the paperwork related to his health insurance these days.

Dudley Pratt (left) talks to reporter Jenny Gold at a gas station in Fenner, Calif. He’s frustrated by all the paperwork related to his health insurance these days.

Ilana Lipsett/Jenny Gold

Recently, I moved from Washington, D.C., to San Francisco. I drove the Southern route and decided to conduct an informal survey.

I asked folks I met along the way a question relevant to the health care reporting I’ve been doing for the past five years: What bugs you most about your medical care?

Few people I talked with — at gas stations, coffee shops, grocery stores, parking lots, bars and

Article source: http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2014/06/08/319391544/gripes-about-health-costs-punctuate-a-cross-country-trip?ft=1&f=131849999

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