Job loss or pay cut among U.S. respondents with problems paying medical bills 2015

This graph shows the share of U.S. respondents who reported having problems paying medical bills in the past year that also reported losing their job or having a cut in pay due to the illness or injury that led to the bills, as of September 2015. Among respondents who reported having problems paying medical bills in the past year, 29 percent said they lost their job or took a cut in pay due to the illness or injury that led to the bills.

Job loss or pay cut due to injury or illness among U.S. adults who reported trouble paying medical bills in the past year, as of 2015

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Sources

Release date

January 2016

Region

United States

Survey time period

August 28 to September 28, 2015

Number of respondents

1,204 respondents

Age group

18-64 years

Method of interview

Telephone interviews and online survey

Supplementary notes

Original question: "Among those who had problems paying household medical bills in the past 12 months: Did you or anyone else in your household lose a job or have to take a cut in pay or hours due to the illness or injury that led to these bills?"

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