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New bill targets paid-off medical debt

Kelly Dilworth

Lingering medical bills may not haunt your credit reports for long if a bipartisan group of lawmakers get their way. For the seventh year in a row, lawmakers in both the House of Representatives and the Senate are pushing legislation…
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Unclear medical charges make it tough to stay out of debt

Kelly Dilworth

It’s been more than six weeks since my husband and I had a baby. But we still have no idea how much we owe for medical expenses from our recent hospital stay.
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Medical debt confounds even the experts

Fred Williams

Medical costs are so complicated, they sometimes even stump the experts. During a regulatory hearing last week, panelists shared their own headache-inducing run-ins with the way health services are billed and collected.
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Money lessons I learned from a medical bill snafu

Karen Queen

Studies show that paying cash can save you money compared to paying by credit card. But a recent bill from my daughter’s chiropractor reminded me that, as with every rule, there are exceptions.

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Medical debt worsened by ‘parking,’ ‘chargemaster’ tactics

Fred Williams

Medical debts are wounding consumers with unfair black marks on their credit reports, consumer advocates told Congress this week. Complex medical bills, aggressive debt collectors and error-prone credit reports are a toxic combination for consumers’ financial well-being, critics say.
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