Economic Report: 41 Percent of Middle Income Women Spend 10 percent of Income on Healthcare
Forty-one percent of women earning between $40,000 to $60,000 a year spent more than 10 percent of income on out-of-pocket healthcare costs. That’s an increase of 20 percent between 2001 and 2007. Six in ten women with incomes between $20,000 and $40,000 per year report being unable to pay medical bills or being contacted by a collections agency. Those numbers are according to a study by the Commonwealth Fund.