Amid fears over catching Covid-19, Americans are more worried than ever that a single bad health event could drive them into bankruptcy. A full 50% of people say they’re concerned or extremely concerned, up 5% from a similar survey in early 2019, a new West Health-Gallup U.S. Healthcare survey reveals.
The bankruptcy worry is worse for young adults — 55% among people ages 18 to 29. While 43% of white adults worry, for people of color the concern jumped 12% from early 2019 to 64% now.
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