A new article from Professor Bob Lawless and co-authors titled "Medical Bankruptcy: Still Common Despite the Affordable Care Act" has been published in the American Journal of Public Health.
The findings from their study were cited in a news story by CNBC. Most notably, 66.5 percent of all bankruptcies were tied to medical issues - either because of high costs for care or time out of work.
"Despite gains in coverage and access to care from the ACA, our findings suggest that it did not change the proportion of bankruptcies with medical causes," the study states.
Read the CNBC article.
Read the full research study.