Medical Debt in US

JAMA

EMBARGOED FOR RELEASE: 11 A.M. (ET), TUESDAY, JULY 20, 2021

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What The Study Did: Credit reports were analyzed to estimate the amount of medical debt in collections nationally and by geographic region and income group and its association with Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act.

Authors: Neale Mahoney, Ph.D., of Stanford University in Stanford, California, is the corresponding author.

 

(doi:10.1001/jama.2021.8694)

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