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MEDICAL BILLS: Percent of people under 65 who cannot pay their medical bills at all is decreasing: US national data

These are the most recent survey data from the federal government’s National Health Interview Survey.

Percent of people (aged under 65) who live in families that have medical bills they cannot pay at all

  • 11.3 percent 2011
  • 11.4 percent 2012
  • 10.6 percent 2013
  •   9.8 percent 2014
  •   8.8 percent 2015 (Jan-June)

Source: U.S. National Center for Health Statistics. (2015, Dec.). National Health Interview Survey early release program. http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/health_policy/bills_unable_to_pay_at_all_2011_2015.pdf  Posted by AHA Resource Center (312) 422-2050, rc@aha.org

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