Forbes February 13, 2020
Ted Knutson

The number of families having problems with medical bills has dropped nearly 30 percent in seven years, the Centers for Disease Control is reporting.

From 2011 to 2018, families who said they had difficulty with medical expenses in the past year dropped from 19.7 percent to 14.2 percent, according to the CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics.

The 2018 problem was considerably worse for black households: 20.6 percent while Asians had medical payment woes at half the national average: 7.1 percent.

Unsurprisingly, private health insurance was a pocketbook lifeline

Only 11.8 percent of adults...