MedCity News March 23, 2023
Marissa Plescia

Of the more than 15% of American adults who have past-due medical debt, about 73% owe some or all of the money to hospitals, according to a recent Urban Institute report. The American Hospital Association said short-term limited duration health plans and high-deductible health plans are to blame.

After a recent Urban Institute report found that most people with past-due medical debt owe money to hospitals, the American Hospital Association (AHA) turned the blame elsewhere: short-term limited duration health plans and high-deductible health plans.

Of the more than 15% of American adults who have past-due medical debt, about 73% owe some or all of the money to hospitals, according to the Urban Institute’s report, published last week. It also found...

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