54% of renters delay medical care because they can’t afford it

A study conducted for a new initiative, called Health Begins with Home, finds medical treatment is delayed or skipped by tenants who pay too much for their housing

An online survey conducted by Wakefield Research — said to be the first to examine the link between high rents and the ability to pay medical bills — found that more than half of all renters delay seeking medical care because they can’t afford it after paying such high rental costs.