In the latest sign that indicates Obamacare is working, a new survey released Thursday by the Commonwealth Fund, found the number of American’s struggling to pay off their medical bills fell in 2014 for the first time in a decade.
Sixty-four million people, or approximately 35% of Americans, said they had trouble paying bills or were stuck paying off medical debt in the past year. That was down from a high of 75 million people, or 41% of the population, in 2012. This marks the first time that figure has fallen since 2005, when Commonwealth started tracking the data.
The researchers attributed the historic drop to the number of people gaining insurance under the health care reform law.