Each year, medical costs and unpaid bills leave millions of Americans, including many from the Akron, Ohio, area, in debt. As we all know, the high costs of medical treatment can add up quickly, especially for people who are uninsured or without healthcare. These rising costs can even force many Americans into bankruptcy.
According to a report by the New York Times and the Kaiser Family Foundation, many Americans, even those with health insurance coverage, still find themselves facing financial hurdles. As much as 20 percent of Americans who have health insurance still struggle to pay their medical bills, with 63 percent claiming they have used up all or most of their savings, 14 percent having to move or making changes in their home and 11 percent looking for financial relief from charities.