Navigation Links
79 million US adults have medical bill problems or are paying off medical debt
Date:8/19/2008

New York, NY, August 20, 2008The proportion of working-age Americans who have medical bill problems or who are paying off medical debt climbed from 34 percent to 41 percent between 2005 and 2007, bringing the total to 72 million, according to recent survey findings from The Commonwealth Fund. In addition, 7 million adults age 65 and over also had problems paying medical bills, for a total of 79 million adults with medical bill problems or medical debt.

In a new Commonwealth Fund report about the survey findings, Losing Ground: How the Loss of Adequate Health Insurance is Burdening Working Families, the authors describe how working-age adults are becoming more exposed to the rising costs of health care, either because they have lost insurance through their jobs or because they are paying more out of pocket for their health care. This combination of factors, along with sluggish growth in average family incomes, is contributing to problems with medical bills and cost-related delays in getting needed health care.

The report finds that in 2007, nearly two-thirds of U.S. adults under age 65, or 116 million people, had medical bill problems or debt, went without needed care because of cost, were uninsured for a time, or were underinsuredinsured but had high out-of-pocket medical expenses or deductibles relative to income.

"We are seeing a perfect storm of negative economic trends threatening working families in the United States," said Sara Collins, Commonwealth Fund Assistant Vice President, and the study's lead author. "While gas and food prices are increasing and home values are declining, the rise in health care costs is surpassing income growth and fewer people have adequate insurance. As a result, working people are struggling to pay their bills and accruing medical debt."

While the increase in problems paying medical bills or carrying unpaid medical bills cuts across income brackets, low and moderate income famil
'/>"/>

Contact: Mary Mahon
mm@cmwf.org
212-606-3853
Commonwealth Fund
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3 4 5

Related medicine news :

1. Michael J. Fox Foundation Awards One Million Dollars for Development of Trojan Horse Delivery Technology to Treat Parkinsons Disease
2. Amerigroup Settles Federal and State Medicaid Fraud Claims for $225 Million
3. STEN Corporation Reports 2008 Third-Quarter Revenue of $5 Million and Improved Results From Operations
4. Holland America Line Program Surpasses $1 Million Raised for Susan G. Komen for the Cure(R)
5. IDE Technologies Signs Contract Worth Over 100 Million Euros to Supply a Desalination Plant to Australia
6. Morris Animal Foundation Receives $1 Million Donation From Hills for Cat Health Research - Cat Lovers Have Reason to Celebrate
7. Hillenbrand, Inc. Reports Third-Quarter Revenue of $165 Million and Earnings Per Share of $0.42
8. 80 Million Americans Can Benefit from New Diabetes Resource : Free Educational Website Created by UCSF Diabetes Teaching Center Goes Live
9. China Medical Technologies Announces Concurrent Offerings of $150 Million of Convertible Senior Notes and Purchased ADSs Pursuant to ADS Issuance and Repurchase Agreements
10. BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee to Pay U.S. $2.1 Million to Resolve False Claims Act Allegations
11. HRSA Awards $22 Million in New Health Center Grants
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:1/22/2015)... Liberty University has received accreditation for its resident ... Council for Accreditation of Counseling & Related Educational Programs ... Counseling & Family Studies , is under the leadership of ... of Behavioral Sciences. Prior to the formation of the new ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... AZ (PRWEB) January 22, 2015 Padre Murphy's ... long supporter of Pro Player Health Alliance (PPHA). ... Padre Murphy's in getting everyone, including NFL greats, treated for ... of the leading groups supporting the cause in the valley. ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... 2015 AngelWeddingDress, the premier women’s dress ... wedding dresses. View website of AngelWeddingDress.com to ... maternity wedding dresses online for a bridal party. AngelWeddingDress ... quality for them. Its maternity wedding dresses are specially ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... Autocarinsurancebest.com has released a new blog post explaining the ... . , Auto insurance quotes help many drivers find ... necessary to call an agent or visit an agency for ... single website: http://autocarinsurancebest.com/ . , Every business who relies ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... La Jolla, Calif. (PRWEB) January 22, 2015 ... and Assemblymembers Susan Bonilla (D-Concord) and Kristin Olsen ... (CHI) for their leadership in advancing biotechnology, biomedical ... Mitchell, Bonilla and Olsen each received the “2014 ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Liberty University's Resident Master’s Counseling Program Receives CACREP Accreditation 2Health News:Padre Murphy's Holds NFL Retired Players Association Party Star Studded Event With Bud Light and Pro Player Health Alliance Sponsoring 2Health News:Padre Murphy's Holds NFL Retired Players Association Party Star Studded Event With Bud Light and Pro Player Health Alliance Sponsoring 3Health News:AngelWeddingDress Has Recently Released Its Collection Of 2015 Maternity Wedding Dresses 2Health News:Commercial Auto Insurance Provides Several Important Features! 2Health News:California Biomedical Community Honors Senator Holly Mitchell, Assemblymembers Susan Bonilla & Kristin Olsen 2Health News:California Biomedical Community Honors Senator Holly Mitchell, Assemblymembers Susan Bonilla & Kristin Olsen 3
... pain, temporary hearing loss, experts say , MONDAY, May 3 ... a common ear injury that can cause temporary hearing loss ... linked the force of acceleration in roller coasters with ear ... between the external environment, the ear drum and pressure in ...
... , ... Geisinger Health System, a leader in healthcare ... and management of patient information. By integrating DatStat data collection and ... team will provide patients and physicians with a powerful new ...
... ... after large influx of Healthcare clients in Q1 , ... Hazlet, N.J. (PRWEB) May 3, 2010 -- iCIMS, ... that the company has seen a large influx of new healthcare clients turning to ...
... ... on Syndrome that is a Leading Cause of Chronic Pain and Disability in U.S. ... Belleville, Ill. ... organizations worldwide to make fibromyalgia visible by increasing awareness and understanding during Fibromyalgia Awareness ...
... ... as the "Social Back Doctors," are Re-Launching their Facebook Fan Page. The Social ... , ... 4, 2010 -- Join the Executive Express Chiropractic team as they pave the ...
... Researchers at Lucile Packard Children,s Hospital and Stanford University ... that a significant decrease in hospital-wide mortality rates can ... entry system. The system, launched at Packard Children,s ... in mortality rates at the hospital over an 18-month ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Ear Damage a Downside of Roller Coaster Rides 2Health News:Geisinger Healthcare and DatStat Work to Improve Patient Care 2Health News:Growing Number of Healthcare Organizations Choose the Talent Platform 2Health News:Growing Number of Healthcare Organizations Choose the Talent Platform 3Health News:Growing Number of Healthcare Organizations Choose the Talent Platform 4Health News:Make Fibromyalgia Visible May 12 2Health News:Make Fibromyalgia Visible May 12 3Health News:San Francisco Chiropractor Goes Social: Join the Social Back Doctor Revolution on Facebook Now -- Win Prizes, Cash, and Services 2Health News:Study shows for first time decrease in mortality associated with physician order entry system 2Health News:Study shows for first time decrease in mortality associated with physician order entry system 3
(Date:1/23/2015)... Jan. 23, 2015  Pete Rose, baseball,s all-time hits leader, is ... pain reliever Myoflex, Ducere Pharma has announced. "Pete,s ... excited to have him on board with Myoflex," said Ducere ... a legendary player who is known across all generations. The ...
(Date:1/23/2015)... LAS VEGAS , Jan. 23, 2015 Cord Blood ... CBAI ) ("CBAI" or the "Company")  filed a Preliminary Proxy ... ( www.sec.gov ) today, and provides an update for shareholders ... authorized shares is requested. Dear Shareholders, ...
(Date:1/23/2015)... January 23, 2015 Heptares Therapeutics, the clinical-stage ... announce that the Malcolm Campbell Memorial Prize for ... President of Chemistry), Fiona Marshall (Chief Scientific Officer ... and co-founder) for the seminal contributions to GPCR drug discovery ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Pete Rose bets on Myoflex to relieve aches and pains 2Cord Blood America Announces Preliminary Proxy Filing and Details Why a "YES" Vote to Increase Authorized Shares Is Requested 2Cord Blood America Announces Preliminary Proxy Filing and Details Why a "YES" Vote to Increase Authorized Shares Is Requested 3Cord Blood America Announces Preliminary Proxy Filing and Details Why a "YES" Vote to Increase Authorized Shares Is Requested 4Heptares Scientists to Receive the Malcolm Campbell Memorial Prize for 2015 in Recognition of Their Outstanding Contribution to GPCR Drug Discovery 2Heptares Scientists to Receive the Malcolm Campbell Memorial Prize for 2015 in Recognition of Their Outstanding Contribution to GPCR Drug Discovery 3Heptares Scientists to Receive the Malcolm Campbell Memorial Prize for 2015 in Recognition of Their Outstanding Contribution to GPCR Drug Discovery 4
... 3SBio Inc. ("3SBio") (Nasdaq: SSRX ), ... developing, manufacturing and marketing biopharmaceutical products today announced ... million of a US$4.5 million debenture convertible into ... August 23, 2010. As a result, Isotechnika issued ...
... Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report ... Global Biosimilars (Follow-on biologics) Market: An Analysis ... or FOBs (Follow-on biologics) refer to generic versions ... the patent expiry of brand name products. The ...
Cached Medicine Technology:3SBio Announces Conversion of Isotechnika Debenture 2Reportlinker Adds Global Biosimilars (Follow-on biologics) Market: An Analysis 2Reportlinker Adds Global Biosimilars (Follow-on biologics) Market: An Analysis 3Reportlinker Adds Global Biosimilars (Follow-on biologics) Market: An Analysis 4
... Laboratories is a national reference laboratory and ... and development. ARUP offers an extensive test ... tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned ... clients include more than half of the ...
... a national reference laboratory and a worldwide ... ARUP offers an extensive test menu of ... clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by the ... more than half of the nation's university ...
... reference laboratory and a worldwide leader in ... an extensive test menu of highly complex ... anatomic pathology. Owned by the University of ... half of the nation's university teaching hospitals ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference laboratory ... research and development. ARUP offers an extensive ... medical tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. ... Laboratories' clients include more than half of ...
Medicine Products: