If even those on Medicare, one of the most generous health plansavailable, struggle to pay their medical bills, it’s perhaps notsurprising that many non-elderly Americans with private healthinsurance report financial trouble due to health careissues.

A new survey conducted by the Kaiser FamilyFoundation and the New York Times found that 20 percent of insuredpeople under the age of 65 said they had trouble paying medicalbills in the past year.

Among those without insurance, a whopping 53 percent reportedhaving trouble paying for medical care. In total, roughly a quarterof Americans are severely burdened by medical costs.

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