Health-cost burden easing for many U.S. patients

For the first time in more than a decade, U.S. adults report a decline in financial strain related to their medical bills, according to a new study from the Commonwealth Fund. In particular, the number of adults who did not seek care due to cost-related issues declined from 43 percent in 2012 to 36 percent in 2014, while the number of individuals who reported issues paying their medical bills dropped from 75 million in 2012 to 64 million in 2014. Meanwhile, the percentage of uninsured adults decreased from 20 percent in 2010 to 16 percent in the second half of 2014. Read the full article at FierceHealthPayer