22% of Americans Are Paying Off an Old Medical Bill
The New York Times sent this graph out today under the headline: Financial Distress Connected to Medical Bills Shows a Decline, the First in Years. Thankfully the percentage is down from 2010 and 2012 but it’s still appalling and nothing to cheer about. If the U.S. had universal healthcare, 22% of Americans wouldn’t be under this kind of stress. (Oh, and don’t forget: The population of the United States is 316 million so we’re talking a lot of people here.)
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