Percentage share of total debt due to medical bills in U.S. 2015

This survey shows the percentage share of total debt due to medical bills of insured and uninsured people in the United States in 2015. It was found that among those who had problems paying medical bills in the past 12 months, a total of 22 percent of insured and uninsured people had all or almost all of their debt share due to medical bills.

Percentage share of total debt due to medical bills of insured and uninsured people in the United States 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

*Among those who had problems paying household medical bills in the past 12 months: Not counting your mortgage, what share of your total debt would you estimate is due to medical bills?
NOTE: All or almost all includes those who still owe money for medical bills and have no other loans or debts. None or almost none includes those who have paid off all medical bills. Don’t know/Refused responses not shown.

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