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1 in 4 Families in US Burdened With Medical Bills

An article in the Los Angeles Times reports on new data from the CDC that shows “more than one in four U.S. families recently experienced a financial burden due to the cost of medical care.” A survey conducted in 2012 revealed that 8.9% of Americans “said they were currently having problems paying a medical bill and another 7.6% said they had been in that situation sometime in the previous 12 months. In addition, 21.4% of those surveyed said they were in the process of paying off a medical bill over an extended period of time.”

Read it in the Los Angeles Times.