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More Than A Quarter Of AdultsSay
Health Care Costs Have Caused
ASerious FinancialProblem


This week results from a new study were released (below). Even with health insurance, the rising costs of copays and deductibles are putting a financial burden on Americans. We hope you share this news with your clients and tell them about GTL's solutions to help cover these costs.
Impact of Health Care Costs on Family Finances U.S.
Health care costs caused a serious financial problem 26%
Set up a payment plan with a hospital or health care professional 44%
Spent all or most of my personal savings 42%
Contacted by bill collectors 39%
Unable to pay for basic necessities like food, heat or housing 27%
Taken on credit card debt that may be difficult to pay off 23%
Taken out a loan that may be hard to pay back 19%
Declared bankruptcy 7%
Source: NPR/Robert Wood Johnson Foundation/Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health poll “Patients’ Perspectives on Health Care in the United States.” Interviews were conducted via telephone (landline and cellphone) in English and Spanish Sept. 8-Nov. 9, 2015. For national results, the margin of error is +/- 3.8 percentage points.
Credit: Alyson Hurt/NPR.
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