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


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.