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What to know about healthcare consumer protection

Healthcare consumers have gained important new rights in recent years. Learn more about them here.

Recent progress

  • About 18-35% of American adults have medical debt that is in collections
  • However, measures to extend health coverage and protect consumers (in particular the Affordable Care Act and the No Surprises Act) are making it easier to avoid medical debt and its effect on credit ratings
  • These measures work best when consumers know how to take advantage of them


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