While sources claim that the Affordable Care Act has lowered medical debt for many individuals here in Florida and across the country, many others are still struggling with it. In fact, approximately 64 million Americans struggled with this financial problem in 2014. Now, some research shows that there is a link between credit card debt and medical bills.
Even having health insurance does not seem to protect people from ending up with thousands of dollars to pay out of their own pockets. Many people are avoiding going to the doctor in order to keep from incurring medical debt. Those who are not able to do so are using their credit cards to pay their bills.