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The Bills People Struggle to Pay

I post pretty regularly on out-of-pocket medical expenses, a topic I’ve been conducting research on, and one that will fit centrally into the new book I’m writing. Most often when people think about paying for medical care, they think about medications. But as this figure from the Kaiser Family Foundation shows, don’t forget about the cost of doctor visits, x-rays, blood tests and, of course, trips to the emergency room:

Photo Credit: Kaiser Family Foundation

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