Medical Bills – A Strain to Many Families – Say Ahhh! A Children’s Health Policy Blog

Many families are struggling with medical debt. During
the first 6 months of 2011, one in three people was living in a family
experiencing a financial burden due to medical care, such as having medical
bills that they are unable to pay, according to data released by the

The chances of facing such a burden increase the younger
you are – children are more than three times as likely than adults over the age
of 75 to be living in such a situation. The incidence of financial burden is
also greater among poor and low-income households, the uninsured, and those
with higher out-of-pocket expenses.

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