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March 15, 2016

Legal Reader
By Consuella Pachico
Mar 13, 2016

Barbara Radley, a 58-year-old from Oshkosh, Wisconsin, is no longer able to work due to five herniated disks in her back. She also suffers from diabetes, liver failure, and scleroderma. Even though Radley has health insurance, her and her husband are still struggling to pay medical bills.

Radley and her husband are now bankrupt. “Well, the medical bills were just piling up,” Radley says. “We couldn’t handle it. We just couldn’t keep up.”

Radley is among the 26 percent of people in a recent poll who say health care expenses have taken a serious toll on family finances. The poll, conducted by The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Harvard’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health, shows that even people with medical insurance are still struggling to pay medical bills. Read the full article on Legal Reader.