“Americans are no strangers to medical debt, and the burden is most severe in Mississippi, where nearly 40 percent of adults under age 65 owe hospitals or doctors, according to the Urban Institute. But the men and women carrying that debt are not always poor — they’re increasingly middle class,” according to STAT.
“And their inability, or refusal, to pay their bills is straining hospital budgets and threatening the availability of care.”
Not surprisingly, there is a strong correlation between past-due medical debt and uninsured rates.
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