|Have medical debt||19.8||22.7|
|No medical debt||79.3||73.9|
With the high costs of medical care many Americans face significant medical bills in addition to their typical monthly expenses, even for some of those with health insurance. Medical bills that become past due can also hurt one’s credit score.
The piling up of medical debt can make it even harder for Americans to make ends meet today and to plan their financial future.