Share of U.S. respondents with problems paying medical bills, by bill type 2015

Percentage of U.S. adults who reported trouble paying medical bills in the past year as of 2015, by bill type

Share of U.S. respondents with problems paying medical bills, by bill type 2015 This graph shows the percentage of adult U.S. respondents who reported having problems paying medical bills over the past year, according to a survey conducted in August-September 2015, by bill type. Among respondents who reported having problems paying medical bills in the past year, 61 percent said they had problems paying emergency room bills.
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Percentage of U.S. adults who reported trouble paying medical bills in the past year as of 2015, by bill type

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Type of billShare of respondents
Doctor visits65%
Diagnostic tests, such as X-rays/ MRIs65%
Lab fees64%
Emergency room61%
Prescription drugs52%
Outpatient services49%
Hospitalization49%
Dental care41%
Some other type of medical service15%
Nursing home/ long-term care services4%
Type of billShare of respondents
Doctor visits65%
Diagnostic tests, such as X-rays/ MRIs65%
Lab fees64%
Emergency room61%
Prescription drugs52%
Outpatient services49%
Hospitalization49%
Dental care41%
Some other type of medical service15%
Nursing home/ long-term care services4%
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This graph shows the percentage of adult U.S. respondents who reported having problems paying medical bills over the past year, according to a survey conducted in August-September 2015, by bill type. Among respondents who reported having problems paying medical bills in the past year, 61 percent said they had problems paying emergency room bills.
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