Navigation Links
Fewer Families Struggling to Pay Medical Bills: CDC
Date:6/4/2013

By Dennis Thompson
HealthDay Reporter

TUESDAY, June 4 (HealthDay News) -- The proportion of families in the United States that can't keep up with their medical bills declined between 2011 and 2012, according to a report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. But the news might not necessarily be cause for celebration.

According to the report released Tuesday by the CDC's National Center for Health Statistics, the share of people under age 65 in families struggling to pay their health care bills decreased from 21.7 percent in the first six months of 2011 to 20.3 percent in the first six months of 2012.

Despite this improvement, the families of more than 54 million Americans continue to carry health care debt they cannot manage. This particularly holds true for families who are poor or have restricted access to health coverage, said study author Robin Cohen, a CDC health statistician.

"During this time period, those who were uninsured or who had public coverage were about twice as likely as those with private coverage to have problems paying medical bills," Cohen said.

Fewer families may face overwhelming medical bills because some are foregoing health care coverage due to joblessness and other economic factors, an expert said.

The report draws its conclusions from data gathered during the CDC's annual National Health Interview Survey. It defines medical bills as bills for doctors, dentists, hospitals, therapists, medication, equipment, nursing homes or home care.

A drop in the number of families struggling with medical bills may seem like a positive development, but it likely results from darker economic trends, said Kathleen Stoll, director of health policy for Families USA, a nonprofit and nonpartisan health care advocacy group.

Stoll believes that fewer families are struggling with medical bills because chronic unemployment is causing many to skip needed health care.<
'/>"/>

Copyright©2012 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Healthy lifestyle choices mean fewer memory complaints, poll by UCLA and Gallup finds
2. Integrated stroke care system results in fewer deaths, discharges to long-term care facilities
3. Veterans Disability Appeals See Fewer Decisions in FY2012, Reports Allsup
4. Abutment-Free Sophono Systems Produce Comparable Study Results to Cochlear’s Baha Products, With Fewer Complications
5. Spinal spacer procedure has fewer complications, but higher risk of repeat surgery
6. Girls May Need Fewer Gardasil Shots, Study Suggests
7. Doctors Order Fewer Lab Tests When They Know the Cost
8. Fewer U.S. Teens Dying in Teen-Driver Crashes
9. Fewer Kids Getting Hurt in Most Sports, Study Finds
10. After years of growth, fewer transplants done through kidney chains
11. Do More Gun Laws Mean Fewer Gun Deaths?
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Fewer Families Struggling to Pay Medical Bills: CDC
(Date:12/17/2014)... -- Expectant parents should leave prenatal picture-taking to medical ... Use of ultrasound imaging and heartbeat monitors to get ... agency warns. "Although there is a lack ... and heartbeat monitors, prudent use of these devices by ... FDA biomedical engineer, said in an agency news release. ...
(Date:12/17/2014)... HealthDay Reporter , TUESDAY, Dec. 16, ... America, and work commitment is a big reason why, new ... said Dr. Mathias Basner, an assistant professor of sleep and ... of Medicine. A time-use survey of nearly 125,000 Americans, ... main activity exchanged for sleep. Short sleepers -- those who ...
(Date:12/15/2014)... 15, 2014 South Florida’s leading urgent care ... can be a daze of hassle, hustle, and bustle that ... decking halls, to burns when making special meals and heartburn ... can happen at any time. To prevent this season of ... made a list of helpful and healthful holiday tips to ...
(Date:12/15/2014)... News) -- Expert pilots process visual information more efficiently ... better decisions during landings, a new study shows. ... pilots to master, and 36 percent of all airplane ... final approach and landing. Researchers monitored the brain ... pilots while they were at the controls of a ...
(Date:12/15/2014)... 15, 2014 At the leading, long-established ... AutismOne and Focus Autism will welcome ... research on the effects of toxins to children’s health, ... information. , Luminaries such as Dr. Lucija Tomljenovic ... with esteemed, credentialed colleagues of the United States to ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:FDA Warns Against Fetal 'Keepsake' Videos 2Health News:Work Steals Valuable Sleep Time, Study Finds 2Health News:Work Steals Valuable Sleep Time, Study Finds 3Health News:MD Now Urgent Care Presents Healthy Holiday Tips 2Health News:MD Now Urgent Care Presents Healthy Holiday Tips 3Health News:Study Shows Why Expert Pilots Are Experts 2Health News:AutismOne and Focus Autism Collaborate on Scientific Conference; International Group of Researchers to Present in Chicago, May 2015 2Health News:AutismOne and Focus Autism Collaborate on Scientific Conference; International Group of Researchers to Present in Chicago, May 2015 3
... Hospital is the only pediatric hospital in the ... The American Nurses,Credentialing Center (ANCC) has awarded DMC ... nursing. Recognized as one of the,highest distinctions a ... five,percent of all U.S. hospitals have achieved this ...
... April 17 The Connecticut,Hospice, Inc., the nation,s ... from its first class of The Norma F. ... by a,generous grant merited by the Connecticut Hospice,s ... for education and,training in hospice and palliative care. ...
... explain antidepressants, effectiveness , , THURSDAY, April 17 (HealthDay News) ... old brain cells to their more plastic youthful condition ... only provides a possible new explanation for the antidepressant ... prospect that it could be used to treat other ...
... drinkers and heavy,smokers develop Alzheimer,s disease years earlier ... smoke heavily, according to research that,will be presented ... Meeting in Chicago, April 12-19, 2008., "These ... we can,reduce or eliminate heavy smoking and drinking, ...
... N.Y., April 17 CTG (Nasdaq: CTGX ),an ... that it would release its 2008 first quarter,financial results ... company,will hold a conference call to discuss its financial ... 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time. CTG,Chairman and Chief Executive Officer ...
... Calif., April 17 The National Center for,Autism ... for autism research, education and family support,services has ... are,flocking to NCARE resulting from the announcement to ... that families desperately need centralized,autism resources., Soonhee ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Children's Hospital of Michigan Awarded Prestigious Magnet Status 2Health News:The Norma F. Pfriem International Fellowship in Hospice and Palliative Care Nursing 2Health News:Prozac Makes Old Brain Cells Young 2Health News:Prozac Makes Old Brain Cells Young 3Health News:Alzheimer's Starts Earlier for Heavy Drinkers, Smokers 2Health News:CTG Announces 2008 First Quarter Conference Call and Webcast Information 2Health News:California's First Non-profit Center for Autism Research, Education and Family Services 2
(Date:12/17/2014)... , The new Dompé website ... concerning the biopharmaceutical Group,s national and international clinical research activities ... recently launched institutional website that is receiving accolades from all ... new chapter in the fascinating story of Drug Discovery   ... hub on the world of clinical research, ranging from information ...
(Date:12/17/2014)... , Dec. 17, 2014  RXi Pharmaceuticals ... company focused on discovering, developing and commercializing innovative ... technologies, today announced completion of enrollment in its first ... the 3-month observations confirmed the 1-month findings that ... Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130917/NE80755LOGO ...
(Date:12/15/2014)... Registreer nu via  http://bit.ly/ag8Sypm14de ... Februar sind alle akkreditierten pharmazeutischen Patientenversorgungsakten-Firmen (PMR) ... PROGRAMM ™ 2015 in Amsterdam ... Tagung soll dazu beitragen, der Aegate PMR ... profitablen Unternehmensdienstleistungen, die für Apotheken und die ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Dompé Offers a New "Window" on the World of Scientific Research, with the http://www.dompetrials.com Website, Dedicated to Clinical Trials 2Dompé Offers a New "Window" on the World of Scientific Research, with the http://www.dompetrials.com Website, Dedicated to Clinical Trials 3RXi Pharmaceuticals Announces Sustained Effect of RXI-109 at Three Months Post Scar Revision Surgery and the Completion of Enrollment for its Phase 2a Trial RXI-109-1301 2RXi Pharmaceuticals Announces Sustained Effect of RXI-109 at Three Months Post Scar Revision Surgery and the Completion of Enrollment for its Phase 2a Trial RXI-109-1301 3RXi Pharmaceuticals Announces Sustained Effect of RXI-109 at Three Months Post Scar Revision Surgery and the Completion of Enrollment for its Phase 2a Trial RXI-109-1301 4RXi Pharmaceuticals Announces Sustained Effect of RXI-109 at Three Months Post Scar Revision Surgery and the Completion of Enrollment for its Phase 2a Trial RXI-109-1301 5Symposium über Aegates Ecosystem-Partner-Programm für sichere Medikamente vom 19. - 20. Februar 2015 in Amsterdam 2
... 2011  PAREXEL International Corporation (NASDAQ: PRXL ), ... it has been selected as one of two strategic ... clinical development services worldwide. PAREXEL will work ... well as to increase productivity and cost effectiveness. ...
... Reportlinker.com announces that a new market ... The Outlook for ... http://www.reportlinker.com/p0570359/The-Outlook-for-Pharmaceuticals-in- Brazil-Russia-India--China.html#utm_source=prnewswire&utm_medium=pr&utm_campaign=Pharmaceutical ... a combined pharmaceutical market of US$132.2 billion. ...
Cached Medicine Technology:UCB and PAREXEL Sign Strategic Partnership Agreement 2UCB and PAREXEL Sign Strategic Partnership Agreement 3UCB and PAREXEL Sign Strategic Partnership Agreement 4The Outlook for Pharmaceuticals in Brazil, Russia, India & China 2The Outlook for Pharmaceuticals in Brazil, Russia, India & China 3The Outlook for Pharmaceuticals in Brazil, Russia, India & China 4The Outlook for Pharmaceuticals in Brazil, Russia, India & China 5
Shafts angled 45 degrees, 10 mm from tip to bend. 1 x 2 teeth. Serrated handle with polished finish. Most popular size or model....
Shafts angled 45 degrees, 10 mm from tip to bend. Tips curved with 0.5 mm, 1 x 2 teeth. Serrated handle with polished finish....
Straight shafts with 5.5 mm tying platform and 1 mm crisscross serrated tips. Wide serrated handle with polished finish....
Smooth pointed tips open to 3.0 mm. Cross action curved shafts. Tip to Angle Length: 12.0 mm. Round handle....
Medicine Products: