Over A Quarter Of Americans Have Trouble Paying Their Medical Bills
Just over a quarter of all American adults (aged 18 to 64) say they or someone in their household had trouble paying their medical bills over the past 12 months, according to research conducted by the Kaiser Family Foundation . Even though some groups experience more problems than others with medical bills, payment problems tend to have an impact on all kinds of people, regardless of insurance status or household income.
When it comes to insurance status, unsurprisingly, uninsured Americans struggle more to pay back their bills, with just over half reporting difficulty. Those with insurance coverage are not immune from financial difficulty either. Some 19% with health insurance through an employer, 18% with Medicaid and 22% of those who purchased coverage on their own also had trouble paying back their bills.