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Allyson and Marcus Ward of Chicago moved across the country to be closer to family after the premature birth of their twins,…

100 million people in America are saddled with medical debt

The U.S. health system now produces debt on a mass scale, a new investigation shows. Patients across the country face gut-wrenching sacrifices.

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In debt to hospitals, credit cards and relatives

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Debts large and small

Edy Adams of Austin, Texas, was pursued for years by debt collectors over a $130.68 bill for a medical exam she received aft…
Sherrie Foy of Moneta, Virginia, had her retirement plans upended when surgery to remove her colon left her with more than $…

Medical debt’s wide reach

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Barriers to care

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Washington’s role

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Elizabeth and Nick Woodruff of Binghamton, New York, were sued for nearly $10,000 by the hospital where Nick’s infected leg …
Samantha and Ariane Buck of Peoria, Arizona, say they were turned away from a physician’s office because of money they owed,…

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