We know that the health care system can be confusing – never mind the actual medical care itself. It also is costly. And from changing coverage to high deductibles to co-pays and more, the question remains: Who pays?
Becker’s Hospital CFO Report: “Bankruptcy linked to medical debt remains common despite passage of the ACA, with two-thirds of debtor respondents citing it as contributing to their filing, a study published Feb. 6 in the American Journal of Public Health found.”
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“A new Yale study reveals nearly half of patients with heart disease are facing medical debt. And about 1 in five say they can’t pay their medical bills at all,” NBC News reports. “Even patients with insurance had financial hardship
Motley Fool: “At least 25% of Americans aged 25 to 54 have unpaid medical bills, according to new data from Care.com. The same holds true for more than 10% of seniors aged 65 to 74.” “The problem with outstanding medical
“Nine years after the Affordable Care Act was signed into law, Americans are continuing to live with crushing amounts of medical debt,” BuzzFeed News reports. “One in six people in the US have medical debt on their credit report, and