PROJECTPast-Due Medical Debt, Financial Knowledge, and Health Insurance

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Medical debt can be a significant barrier to financial health. In 2012, nearly 30 percent of nonelderly adults said they had an outstanding, past-due medical bill. Since then, the economy has improved and health insurance coverage has increased, yet past-due medical debt still affects millions of people’s ability to build credit, to get the health care they need, and even to afford basic needs.

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Research Areas Health and health care
Tags Opportunity and ownership