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Americans share the most absurd medical bills they've ever received

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Unsurprisingly, health care has become one of the main issues surrounding the race to be the Democratic presidential candidate. And there's a good reason for it. According to data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, “the average American spent $9,596 on healthcare” in 2012, which was “up significantly from $7,700 in 2007.” 

That figure was more than twice the average of other developed nations, and the data suggests that by 2023, the average American could be paying $14,944 a year for health care costs.

With average costs of $146 in 1960 — and adjusting for inflation — that means that costs are now nine times higher than they were just 60 years ago.