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Medical cost woes spread to middle class

August 20, 2008 12:00:00 AM PDT
New numbers show at least 79 million Americans are struggling to pay their medical bills.The Commonwealth Fund says money struggles tied to healthcare is affecting the elderly and the poor, but is spreading quickly among the middle class. Forty-one-percent of working age Americans say they're having so much trouble paying medical bills, they're skipping filling prescriptions and going to the doctor.

Thirty-nine-percent said they have so much medical debt, they can't pay basic necessities.

 

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