Reported difficulty paying other bills due to medical bills in U.S. 2015

This survey shows the percentage of insured and uninsured people having difficulty paying other bills and for basic needs due to medical bills in the United States in 2015. It was found that 62 percent of both insured and uninsured people who had problems paying medical bills in the past 12 months also had difficulty paying other bills (besides basic necessity) as a result of those medical bills.

Percentage of insured and uninsured U.S. people having difficulty paying bills and basic needs due to medical debt in 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

* This survey included adults ages 18-64 who report that they or someone in their household had problems paying or an inability to pay medical bills in the previous 12 months.
Among those who had problems paying medical bills in the past 12 months: Percent who say they have experienced any of the following in the past 12 months as a result of these medical bills.

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