Medical bills in this country are often pricey. Even for the people who have decent insurance, there is a chance that things like co-pays, deductibles and expenses that aren't covered can add up quickly. Trouble paying these bills isn't something that's new, but it's still very difficult to deal with.
Over 14% of Americans had trouble paying medical bills in 2018. This is down from 2011 when around 20% of Americans had.trouble with this. The problem is that the issue doesn't end just with the medical bills. It can also creep into other facets of life, including being unable to pay for food or housing costs.