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  • stem_the_tidey by stem_the_tidey Jan 15, 2015 10:25 AM Flag

    "A new survey suggests that Obamacare has led to declines in the number of people burdened by health-care-related financial problems, as the rate of people who lack health insurance is driven down to new lows.

    The Commonwealth Fund, which conducts the survey every two years, said the new report is the first time in about a decade it has ever recorded decreases in the number of people "who reported not getting needed care because of cost," as well as in the number of those "who had problems paying their medical bills or who are paying off medical debt over time."
    A marketplace guide works on the Healthcare.gov federal enrollment website as he helps a resident sign up for a health insurance plan under the Affordable Care Act, at an enrollment event in Milford, Del.
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    A marketplace guide works on the Healthcare.gov federal enrollment website as he helps a resident sign up for a health insurance plan under the Affordable Care Act, at an enrollment event in Milford, Del.

    In 2014, for example, 35 percent of adults, or 64 million people reported some kind of bill problems or medical debt, compared with 41 percent of the population, or 75 million people in 2012, according to the Commonwealth Fund's survey released Thursday. "

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