The Burden of Medical Debt: Results from the Kaiser Family Foundation/New York Times Medical Bills Survey
January 7, 2016
New Study: Even Insured Can Face Crushing Medical Debt
The New York Times featured an article this week titled, “Even Insured Can Face Crushing Medical Debt” highlighting the findings of a recent study that show even as more people gain health insurance, they still face financial insecurity due to the overwhelming costs associated with health insurance in the forms of deductibles, copays, and monthly premiums. An online dialogue has started in response to the article about how medical debt affects our lives. These sobering comments reveal the familiar struggle of juggling healthcare costs with food, housing, and other needs. It is a powerful illustration that we need single-payer health care; a system that truly protects people from financial ruin in the event of an illness or injury. Read the article and join the discussion online here.