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American Families Are Being Crushed By Medical Debt [CHARTS]
San Francisco Chronicle

While not everyone agrees that the Affordable Care Act is the solution, there’s no denying that there’s a problem: Americans are being crushed by medical bills. More than 1 in 4 families were burdened by medical expenses in 2012, 1 in 5 were paying off medical debt, and 9 percent had bills that they could not pay at all, found a Jan. 28 analysis of data from a large CDC survey.