Unpaid medical bills often "forced" onto Americans

Most people's most frequent complaint about debt collection last year was attempts to collect on a bill they claimed did not belong to them

According to the federal agency, medical debt collection complaints account for nearly half of all complaints and the volume of these complaints has been steadily rising

Citing the fact that these bills often end up on people's credit reports and force them into a bureaucratic hamster wheel to clear their financial records.

According to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), there was a 31% increase in public complaints regarding medical bill collection efforts between 2018 and 2021

 One in five American homes has a health care debt, according to official statistics

 In the eyes of authorities, medical costs are the most often reported item on consumer credit reports.

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