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Adverse financial events were most common among non-Hispanic Black, unmarried and low-income patients.
21 public health groups ask Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General for regulatory reform to address the issue.
Cathy Bradley, PhD, MPA, highlights how those already on the economic margins are set further behind by their time caregiving.
Study focused on the harmful impact of the cost of cancer care for people with blood cancers such as leukemia and lymphoma.
Around 100 million people in the U.S. have health care debt totalling at least $140 billion.
Out-of-pocket costs went up more than 15% for all cancers combined.
“Even if someone survives the cancer, they often can’t shake the debt.”
Top findings from a survey that explores cancer patients’ and survivors’ experiences with medical debt linked to the cost of cancer care
Some 100 million people—including 41% of U.S. adults—have health care debt, according to a recent KFF survey.
Researchers observed a trend of increased risk of major financial hardship in younger, non-white, lower-income patients.
This association held true for people with or without a history of cancer.
As many look upon this new year as filled with possibilities, I’m feeling the financial stress due to my health and financial toxicity.
Recently approved cancer medications cost more than twice as much in the United States as they do in Europe.
Even patients with health insurance are soliciting online donations to cover the cost of bills, travel and medication.
In fact, we borrowed $88 billion last year. Yet a new survey finds “a great political divide” in our satisfaction with health care.
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