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Nearly half of consumers say affording medical bills is a hardship them and their family, up 10 points from a year ago, according to a new poll.

The poll released Thursday by the New York Times and CBS News found that a growing number of people say affording basic health care is tougher a year into the implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Last year, 36 percent of consumers said paying for health care was a hardship.

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