Good news, Americans! Fewer of you are having trouble footing medical bills than in the past. 

Nearly 9 million fewer Americans below the age of 65 said that they struggled to pay for medical expenses for themselves or somebody in their household during the first half of 2015 than in 2011, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 

The total who reported such difficulties dropped from 56.5 million, or 21.3 percent of the non-elderly population, to 47.7 million, or 16.5 percent. A decrease has been observed in each of the last four years. Between 2014 and 2015, the total number decreased by 3.9 million or 1.4 percent. 

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