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The advent of health care reform coincided with a significant reduction in the number of Americans who report that they have trouble paying their medical bills.

A survey of non-elderly U.S. adults in March 2015 found that 17.3 percent of adults said they had trouble paying for medical bills and thus forego some basic health care components. That’s down from 22 percent in September 2013—which translates into an estimated 9.4 million people.

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Dan Cook

Dan Cook is a journalist and communications consultant based in Portland, OR. During his journalism career he has been a reporter and editor for a variety of media companies, including American Lawyer Media, BusinessWeek, Newhouse Newspapers, Knight-Ridder, Time Inc., and Reuters. He specializes in health care and insurance related coverage for BenefitsPRO.

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