Health & Family

Americans losing sleep over medical bills

Twenty-nine percent of Americans are losing sleep because of health care bills, according to a new report. Overall, the report says 62 percent of Americans are losing sleep over at least one financial problem, down from 69 percent in 2009 but up from 56 percent in 2007. Of those losing sleep over health care finances, 49 percent were Hispanics compared with 26 percent whites and 22 percent blacks. The most common money worry is saving enough for retirement, and the second-biggest is educational expenses. The survey was conducted by Princeton Survey Research Associates International. Karen Garloch