Many Patients Continue To Struggle With Medical Debt
In 2010, nearly 25% of U.S. adults younger than age 65 reported facing medical debt, the highest recorded rate for medical debt in the country. Experts have blamed the problem on the high cost of health care, which has continued to rise as more people face unemployment. KQED -- in collaboration with the California HealthCare Foundation's Center for Health Reporting -- profiled San Francisco resident Andy Gee, who is struggling to pay $72,000 in medical bills after he was involved in a motorcycle accident with an uninsured driver. CHCF publishes California Healthline.
- "Patients Face Mounting Medical Bills in Down Economy," (Weiss, "The California Report," KQED, 9/12).