Intensive Cost Unit
As many Americans have learned during the pandemic, even people with insurance could see their savings wiped out by just one serious illness. In fact, a Commonwealth Fund survey found that some 37% of adults ages 19 to 64 who reported problems with medical bills or medical debt had used up all their savings, and some 26 percent struggled to cover necessities like food and rent. Luckily, there are steps people can take to improve their health and defend themselves against financial calamity.
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