CDC: Fewer families have problems paying their medical bills

Families aren't having as much trouble paying their medical bills, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The percentage of people under the age of 65 who were in families that had problems paying medical bills dropped from 21.7 percent in the first six months of 2011 to 19.8 percent in the first three months of 2013, the CDC revealed. In addition, families with children 17 or younger also had fewer problems paying bills. The percentage of children in families having such problems decreased from 23.7 percent in the first six months of 2011 to 21.3 percent in the first six months of 2013, the CDC said. Report (.pdf)

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