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People wearing protective masks form lines to receive free food from a food pantry run by the Council of Peoples Organization on May 8, 2020 in the Midwood neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York. Andrew Lichtenstein/Corbis via Getty Images

Coronavirus-related debt will live in digital profiles for years – hurting Americans’ ability to get jobs, apartments and credit

For economically strapped Americans, the financial fallout from the epidemic may be permanently embedded in their digital profiles, making it harder for them to regain their economic footing.
Surprise medical bills are happening more frequently, often from an ER visit. Damir Khabirov/Shutterstock.com

Why thousands are getting hit with unexpected medical bills

A trip to the emergency room can turn expensive fast if the providers are not in your network. That is happening more often, as some doctors choose to opt out of insurance plans. Here's why.
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Why medical debt – and bankruptcy – are growing problems

Burdensomely high medical costs are often blamed for pushing many Americans into bankruptcy. According to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau some 43 million Americans have unpaid medical debt on…

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