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Nationwide, about 1 in 5 indebted adults who have had cancer or have a family member who’s been sick say they owe $10,000 or more.

Cancer kills about 600,000 people in the U.S. annually, making it a leading cause of death - and many more survive it, because of breakthroughs in medicines - but the high costs of modern-day care have left millions with a devastating financial burden. Read more»

About 1 in 7 people with debt said they’ve been denied access to a hospital, doctor, or other provider because of unpaid bills, according to the poll.

More than 100 million people in America, including 41% of adults, are beset by a health care system that is systematically pushing patients into debt on a mass scale - much hidden as credit card balances, loans from family, or payment plans to hospitals. Read more»