Medical Bills Daunting to Many Insured U.S. Residents
Many insured U.S. residents struggle to pay their medical bills, according to a New York Times and Kaiser Family Foundation survey released Tuesday. The survey found that 20% of insured respondents had trouble paying their household medical bills over the last year, compared with about 50% of uninsured respondents. Many respondents who reported problems paying household medical bills said the person who incurred the expenses were insured.
- "Even Insured Can Face Crushing Medical Debt, Study Finds" (Sanger-Katz, "The Upshot," New York Times, 1/5).