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    In the face of the economic downturn, American families are confronting harsh financial realities--sluggish growth in wages and income, rising prices for gas and food, soaring health care costs, and loss of adequate health coverage. Many are struggling to pay their medical bills and have accumulated medical debt over time. The Commonwealth Fund (external)

    Uninsured and underinsured adults are more at risk of having medical bill problems and medical debt than those with adequate insurance coverage, according to this analysis of the 2007 Commonwealth Fund Biennial Health Insurance. Seeing Red: The Growing Burden of Medical Bills and Debt Faced by U.S. Families (external)

    How the Loss of Adequate Health Insurance is Burdening Working Families This Commonwealth Fund report, which draws on four years of survey data, finds 41 percent of working-age Americans have medical bill problems or are paying off medical debt, up from 34 percent in 2005.Losing Ground: How the Loss of Adequate Health Insurance Is Burdening Working Families (external)


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