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One in four US families reports financial burdens due to medical costs, government study finds

BMJ 2014; 348 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g1237 (Published 30 January 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g1237
  1. Michael McCarthy
  1. 1Seattle

About a quarter (27%) of US families reported that medical costs had imposed a burden on their finances, said a new government report.1 It also noted that one in six families (16%) had problems paying medical bills and that one in 10 (9%) had bills that they were unable to pay.

In the report …

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