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What People With Chronic Illness Need to Know About Medical Debt

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One in five Americans are affected by medical debt. This is a major stressor that can affect anybody and everybody, especially those of us living with chronic physical and mental illnesses and other disabilities.

Do you have medical debt? So do I! Here’s what you need to know about it: As with other forms of debt, medical debt occurs when medical bills go unpaid.

This is an especially insidious form of debt, as most insurance policies won’t cover the full cost of appointments, procedures, therapies, etc., and medical practices can overcharge for their services, leaving patients responsible for the difference.

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