Many Have More Medical Debt Than Emergency Savings
|By Becky Yerak, Chicago Tribune|
|McClatchy-Tribune Information Services|
Bankrate.com, an online publisher of personal finance content, said that, among those earning less than
Many others are worried about finding themselves in such a fix.
The majority of Americans were either "very worried" or "somewhat worried" that they might find themselves overwhelmed by medical debt. That compared to 43 percent who said they weren't too worried or not worried at all.
"These results show that more than half the population feels financially insecure when it comes to health care," Bankrate.com insurance analyst
The survey also showed that consumers either are uninformed about Obamacare or lack confidence in it, as 55 percent are also worried that they won't have affordable health care in the future.
The survey was conducted on Bankrate.com's behalf by
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