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The Economic Security Index (ESI) measures the share of Americans who experience a major drop in their available family income — whether due to a decline in income or a spike in medical spending — and who lack an adequate financial safety net to catch them when they fall.
Include out-of-pocket medical costs
Include repayment of debt ( Buffer by wealth*)
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*Exclude those with adequate wealth

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The ESI explained

Brief explanation of what the ESI tells us, by Jacob Hacker, member of the ESI Research Team.