High-deductible health plans are increasingly prevalent, but Americans are struggling to pay their medical bills, according to ClearGage.
Three statistics to know:
1. Forty-one percent of working-age Americans are either experiencing medical bill issues or are paying medical debt, up from 34 percent in 2005.
2. In 2016, 68 percent of patients with up to $500 in medical bills didn't pay off the full balance, a 19 percentage point increase from 2014.
3. More than 60 percent of patient payments are made online.