Something on the NBC Nightly News the other night caught my attention. It was a report on how Americans are cutting back on healthcare expenses to the detriment of their health. 11% are cutting back on their prescriptions or splitting pills, even patients with insurance. Some are taking their daily meds every other day or every few days. They simply can’t afford to care for themselves and keep food on the table or pay for the house each month. These are folks with serious diseases like diabetes or kidney disease who should be maintaining themselves with the utmost of care. 36% are skipping doctors’ appointments, waiting until they become extremely ill before seeking medical care. All because of the expense. When they do this, in the end, it actually makes their care more expensive because the preventative measures haven’t taken place and they oftentimes end up in the hospital with more intensive care.