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Tens of millions of Americans are making painful sacrifices due to health care debt

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Sick and struggling to pay, 100 million people in the U.S. live with medical debt

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Dr. Mai Pham is an internist and former senior Medicare and Medicaid official with degrees from Harvard and Johns Hopkins universities, but she still struggled to find care for her son with autism, Alex Roodman. Alyssa Schukar for KHN hide caption

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Kids with autism struggle to adapt to adulthood. One doctor is trying to change that

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Dhaval Bhatt plays Monopoly with his children, Hridaya (left) and Martand, at their home in St. Peters, Missouri. Martand's mother took him to a children's hospital in April after he burned his hand, and the bill for the emergency room visit was more than $1,000 — even though the child was never seen by a doctor. Whitney Curtis for Kaiser Health News hide caption

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The doctor didn't show up, but the hospital ER still billed $1,012

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Chiquita Brooks-LaSure, administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, leads some of the Biden administration's efforts to expand Medicaid access. Caroline Brehman/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Imag hide caption

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