Middle-Income America's Perspectives on Critical Illness and Financial Security

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Only 1-in-10 middle-income Americans feels strongly confident they have enough savings to handle the financial implications of a critical illness.

Middle-Income America’s Perspectives on Critical Illness and Financial Security

April 2013

The institute’s first study focuses on the unique needs and perspectives of the 138 million middle-income Americans who must rely on personal resources and support networks when critical illnesses occur. It explores their health concerns, health choices, risk perceptions and  preparations. The bottom line? Key insights on how to prepare for the real costs of critical illnesses.

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