Impact on U.S. families of problems paying medical bills 2015

This statistic shows the impact having problems paying medical bills in the past year, according to a survey conducted in August-September 2015, had on families. Of those who reported problems paying their medical bills, 44 percent said it had a major impact on them or their family.

Impact having trouble paying medical bills in the past year had on families, as of 2015

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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: "Overall, how much of an impact have these medical bills had on you and your family?"

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