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Americans with insurance still struggle to pay medical bills

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A new study finds even Americans who are insured are struggling to pay their medical bills.

According to a study by the Kaiser Family Foundation, only three in five U.S. households have enough liquid assets to meet a deductible of either $1,200 per person or $2,400 per family. 

The situation was found to be even worse for households when considering their exposure to total out-of-pocket costs. 

It found only 48 percent of households have enough assets to cover what we considered to be the mid-range out-of-pocket cost limits.

That's $3,000 per person and $6,000 per family.

The findings come as job-based health plans shift more of the costs of medical care to enrollees. 

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