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Took less medication to save money, past 12 months

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For sample adults, YSKIMPMEDYR indicates if the respondent, concerning the use of prescription medication, took less medicine to save money in the past 12 months.

This variable can be used to monitor the effects of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).


In order to save money, other behaviors mentioned are:

  • Bought prescription drugs from another country


There are no comparability issues.


  • 2011-2012: Sample adults age 18+.
  • 2013-2018: Sample adults age 18+ who were prescribed prescription medication in the past 12 months.


  • 2011-2018