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Patients' Stories Reveal Choices Being Made When You're 'Broke'

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KCUR
A new book shares stories of patients trying to reconcile their finances with the healthcare they need.

This year is emphasizing how difficult it can be for people to reconcile finances with necessary healthcare.

In "Broke" Dr. Michael Stein highlights the problem as told to him by his patients during office visits. "More and more people are unemployed and without income," Stein said.

Steve Kraske is the host of KCUR's Up To Date. Follow him on Twitter @stevekraske.
Danie Alexander is the senior producer of Up To Date.
Chris Young is an Assistant Producer for KCUR’s Up To Date. Contact him at chrisy@kcur.org.