Latest Medical debt Stories

2013-05-15 23:30:06

National Debt Relief expresses their intention to intensify debt relief campaigns as alarming news by Chiroeco.com discuss studies proving that Americans are skipping on medical care because of too much debt. Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) May 15, 2013 There are several repercussions in accumulating debt. Living with debt is a prohibitive state that forces debtors to make hard decisions just to get by and make the monthly debt payments. Most of the time, the restrictions are within the luxurious...

2012-09-27 23:02:16

While the Affordable Care Act provides every American the opportunity to get health insurance without being denied coverage for pre-existing conditions, health care costs continue to rise and many are faced with paying bigger medical bills. Debt Consolidation USA brings relief through debt negotiation. New York, New York (PRWEB) September 28, 2012 The US Supreme Court´s decision to uphold President Barack Obama´s Affordable Care Act (ACA) may have brought hope to millions of...

Millions Of Young Adults On Parents Health Care Plans
2012-06-08 12:47:58

A new report has found that 13.7 million young adults stayed on or joined their parents' health care plans in 2011. The Commonwealth Fund report said that half of the 13.7 million young adults who stayed on or joined their parents' health plans are likely gaining coverage because of the provision in the Affordable Care Act, which requires that health plans include dependent coverage insure children until age 26. Young adults in low-income households were most at risk for remaining...

2011-09-08 11:43:07

New Health Affairs study finds underinsured adults skip needed care and struggle with medical debt; Affordable Care Act reforms could substantially reduce the number of underinsured The number of underinsured adults–those with health insurance all year, but also with very high medical expenses relative to their incomes–rose by 80 percent between 2003-2010, from 16 million to 29 million, according to a new Commonwealth Fund study published in the September issue of Health...

2011-06-17 23:58:31

Also Inhibits Patients from Seeking Needed Care Health insurance is not protecting Arizonans from having problems paying medical bills, and having bill problems is keeping families from getting needed medical care and prescription medicines, a new study has found. According to a study published online June 16, 2011, by the American Journal of Public Health, after taking age, income and health status into account, simply being insured does not lower the odds of accruing debt related to medical...

2010-03-25 08:44:00

GAITHERSBURG, Md., March 25 /PRNewswire/ -- The HealthWell Foundation, a national nonprofit that helps underinsured Americans afford their medical treatments, applauds lawmakers for passing the historic health care reform bill this week. While the bill extends coverage to millions of uninsured people, it does not adequately address the problem of the underinsured -- people who have health insurance but not enough coverage to afford the care they need. It may even increase the number of...

2009-06-19 08:18:00

LANSING, Mich., June 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new study released in the American Journal of Medicine http://pnhp.org/new_bankruptcy_study/Bankruptcy-2009.pdf, reported that bankruptcies due to medical debt rose 50% from 2001 to 2007. Elder Law of Michigan experienced a similar rise in the calls for help from older adults who are desperate for relief from high debt accumulated from family illnesses. It is a critical short term problem, but for people approaching or in retirement,...

2009-05-11 14:33:04

Researchers said on Monday that most working-age women in the United States have too little health coverage and often forgo needed care because of high costs, Reuters reported. According to the study, at least seven out of 10 women have no insurance, not enough insurance or are in debt because of medical bills. Karen Davis, president of the Commonwealth Fund, a private health policy group that conducted the research, said more families are making difficult choices between needed health care,...

2008-08-20 16:50:00

According to a survey released on Wednesday, a growing number of U.S. adults are struggling to pay their medical bills, tapping into savings accounts, home equity and credit cards to cover health care costs. The Commonwealth Fund survey found that an estimated 72 million Americans aged 19 to 64, or 41 percent, said they had trouble paying for medical care in 2007, with some slipping far enough behind to face collection agencies. That compared to nearly 58 million, or 34 percent, in 2005. U.S....

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