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Exploring the connection between financial assistance for medical care and medical collections

Consumers, including those with insurance, incur significant charges related to medical care. Nonprofit healthcare providers are required to establish financial assistance policies for consumers who cannot afford services. In this blog, we explore the connection between eligibility for these financial assistance programs and the prevalence of medical collections using our Making Ends Meet Survey.

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Знайте и защищайте свои права, касающиеся медицинских счетов и взыскания задолженности

Узнайте, как защитить кредитную историю и избежать ошибочных действий, когда вам выставили счет за медицинское обслуживание.

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New protections for servicemembers and veterans alert

A recent law provides additional protections for servicemembers affecting VA refinances, medical debt on credit reports, credit monitoring, and stays on foreclosure. Here’s what to look for in the new laws and when they go into effect.

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Here’s how medical debt hurts your credit report

Since September 2013, debt collection has been the top complaint at the CFPB. A staggering 52 percent of all collection accounts on credit reports are medical. An estimated 43 million consumers with a credit report at a nationwide consumer reporting agency have one or more medical accounts in collection. Learn how this can your credit report.

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What’s the deal with health care credit cards? Four things you should know

Recently, many patients facing medical procedures have seen their health care providers suggest deferred interest rate credit cards as a payment option. Unfortunately, health care providers don’t always explain how these deferred interest credit cards work. We want to make sure that you get the facts you need.