Infographic: Diagnosing the Causes of Medical Debt in the US

Tuesday, October 15th, 2013
This post was written by Jackie Lyons

Not only is the economy affecting healthcare, but healthcare is taking its toll on the economy as well. The number one reason people currently file for bankrupty is unpaid medical bills, according to National Debt Relief.

People who have insurance had an average of $17,749 in medical debts, and those without insurance had an average of $26,971, according to a new infographic from This infographic shows the leading expenses of medical debt, health conditions and surgeries that create high expenses, how people deal with medical debt, and tips on how to manage the debt.

Diagnosing the Causes of Medical Debt in the US

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You may also be interested in this related resource: Fundamentals of Health Care Financial Management: A Practical Guide to Fiscal Issues and Activities, 3rd Edition.

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