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Consumers face sharply rising out-of-pocket expenses this year as they catch up on treatments they postponed because of the pandemic.

Patients paid roughly $810 for out-of-pocket health-care visits, with uninsured patients spending 19 percent more out of pocket than their insured counterparts, according to a PYMNTS report with research sponsored by CareCredit. In addition, 21 percent of patients reported spending more on health care than in previous years.

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