By now most Texas residents know that medical expenses are a significant burden for many Americans. Despite the efforts of the federal government, as well as many state governments, the costs for most medical procedures and medications seemingly just continue to rise. With wages stagnant in many parts of the country, the situation seems to be untenable.
In fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, when data was gathered for the year 2012, approximately 25 percent of American families reported that they had to deal with the financial burdens that are associated with medical care. Families with minor children were more likely to be dealing with these financial complications than other families.