More Americans were able to get needed care and pay their medical bills in 2014, according to a survey from the Commonwealth Fund. The number of people who reported not having received health care because of its cost dropped from 80 million in 2012 to 66 million in 2014. Additionally, the number of respondents’ saying they had trouble paying their medical bills or were paying off medical debt fell from 75 million in 2012 to 64 million in 2014.
Overall, the number of uninsured working-age Americans fell from 37 million, or 20 percent, in 2010, to 29 million, or 16 percent, in 2014. The largest declines were among young adults and low-income individuals. www.commonwealthfund.org