As of July 2020, 50% of adults in the United States fear a major health event could lead to bankruptcy, a five percentage point increase since 2019. This is especially true for "non-white" adults, among which 64% voiced this concern, a 12 point increase since last year. Approximately 15% of the U.S. population, including 20% of non-White adults, carry long-term medical debt. Those in households earning less than $40,000 per year are more than four times as likely (28%) as those in households earning $100,000 or more (6%) to be carrying long-term medical . . .