New Report on Medical Debt from the Access Project

Posted by on July 28, 2006

[posted from Community Campus Partnerships for Health newsletter]

New Report on Medical Debt from the Access Project

“Debt resulting from medical bills deters people from seeking future care, which can result in the need for more expensive treatment later on. In addition, medical debt can affect the overall financial security of families and undermine their economic stability.” A report from “The Access Project” tells the sobering story of the situation in Kansas where medical debt is a growing problem. Over half of the surveyed families with health insurance reported having medical debt.

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