On the Financial Burden of Paying for Medical Care in the US

According to a CDC study, about 1/3 of American families either struggled to pay medical bills in 2011 or outright couldn’t pay them!

Not surprisingly, this problem is especially big for people with limited financial resources:

Just another piece of evidence in favor of something I’ve been talking about lately when giving public lectures: that physicians need to discuss the cost of care with patients before prescribing treatment.

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