In a report by NerdWallet Health, data showed that 1.7 million Americans are expected to go bankrupt this year due to rising medical bills.

NerdWallet Health Vice president Christina LaMontagne said “medical bills can completely overwhelm a family when illness strikes.” In fact, their data shows that 15 million Americans will exhaust their savings in paying medical bills and 10 million will experience difficulty in paying other bills because of medical expenses. LaMontagne also said people who try to control medical expenses by avoiding medications as a short-term fix may actually cause themselves to accumulate more expensive hospital bills.

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