Rising health costs, medical debt and chronic conditions.

  title={Rising health costs, medical debt and chronic conditions.},
  author={Ha T Tu},
  journal={Issue brief},
  • Ha T Tu
  • Published 2004 in Issue brief
About 57 million working-age Americans--18-64 years old--live with chronic conditions, such as diabetes, asthma or depression. In 2003, more than one in five, or 12.3 million people with chronic conditions, lived in families with problems paying medical bills, according to a new study by the Center for Studying Health System Change (HSC). Rising health costs have hit low-income, privately insured people with chronic conditions particularly hard. Between 2001 and 2003, the proportion of low… CONTINUE READING