- The share of nonelderly adults with problems paying family medical bills over the previous year declined from 22.0 percent in September 2013 to 17.3 percent in March 2015.
- Problems paying medical bills declined among adults in both Medicaid expansion states and nonexpansion states.
- Adults are more likely to have problems paying medical bills if they have low incomes, are uninsured or have a high-deductible health plan, or have higher health care needs because of fair or poor health.
- Nearly three-quarters of adults with problems paying medical bills reported forgoing needed health care because they could not afford it.
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