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More than one-third of insured adults and half of uninsured adults said they had a medical bill problem or were paying off medical debt.

Although the pandemic may be starting to wind down, the health and financial repercussions still are being felt by many of the most vulnerable Americans.

Adults ages 19 to 64 who contracted the virus, lost income or lost their job-based health insurance coverage reported higher rates of problems with medical bills and debt than people not affected by the pandemic in these ways, a new Commonwealth Fund study found. People who lost income experienced medical bill problems at the highest rates, especially those who also tested positive or became sick with COVID-19 or lost coverage.

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