The NPR report says nothing about denying care, but it does say:
It’s hard to pinpoint exactly what’s behind this decline (visiting a primary care physician) the researchers say. But the evidence points toward rising out-of-pocket costs as a factor. The average out-of-pocket cost for a visit to the doctor related to a health problem rose from about $30 to nearly $40 during the study period. And the share of primary care visits subject to a deductible jumped, too: Less than 10% in 2008, versus more than 25% in 2016.
$40.00? People don’t visit their primary care physician because it will cost $40.00? For some people spending $40 is something to ponder, but generally speaking it’s not.
I wonder what the same people spend $40.00 on that they don’t think twice about spending?
Maybe even worse is that organizations like the one Tweeting are trying to convince Americans that M4A will be unlimited and unrestricted and you will get any and all care wanted. Think about what that means. It can’t work and doesn’t work even in the UK