Shocking New Study Finds 137 Million Americans Suffered "Medical Financial Hardship In The Past Year" | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED


Shocking New Study Finds 137 Million Americans Suffered "Medical Financial Hardship In The Past Year"

Authored by Michael Snyder via The End of The American Dream blog,

The healthcare system in the United States is deeply broken, and it is causing massive financial pain for millions of American families.

And now a brand new study that was conducted by researchers from the American Cancer Society has discovered that 137.1 million Americans suffered “medical financial hardship in the past year”. The following comes directly from the study…

Approximately 137.1 million (95% CI 132.7–141.5) adults reported any medical financial hardship in the past year. Hardship is more common for material, psychological and behavioral domains in adults aged 18–64 years (28.9%, 46.9%, and 21.2%, respectively) than in adults aged ??65 years (15.3%, 28.4%, and 12.7%, respectively; all p?<?.001). Lower educational attainment and more health conditions were strongly associated with hardship intensity in multivariable analyses in both age groups (p?<?.001). In the younger group, the uninsured were more likely to report multiple domains of hardship (52.8%), compared to those with some public (26.5%) or private insurance (23.2%) (p?<?.001). In the older group, individuals with Medicare only were more likely to report hardship in multiple domains (17.1%) compared to those with Medicare and public (12.1%) or Medicare and private coverage (10.1%) (p?<?.001).

We are the wealthiest nation on the entire planet, and we should have the greatest healthcare system.

This shouldn’t be happening.

And the conclusion that the study ultimately reached is that things are likely to get even worse as we move into the future…

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