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3 statistics on medical billing, patient payments

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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.

 

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