CDC: One in five Americans can't pay medical bills

June 4, 2013 6:15 PM

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CDC: One in five Americans can't pay medical bills

A new government report finds about one in five Americans face problems paying their medical bills, but things may be improving.

Statisticians at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Health Statistics reviewed government survey data, and found 20.3 percent of U.S. adults under 65 had troubles paying medical expenses during the first six months of 2012. That's down though, from 21.7 percent duri...

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