** As of June 2021, US consumers held roughly $88 billion in medical debt, according to the government agency. An estimated 41% of Americans are grappling with medical debt of some kind, ranging from unexpected medical events to surprise medical bills, out-of-pocket costs, and more.**
Medical debt: New federal rules could provide credit relief for millions of Americans.
Sounds nice. At the same time, if one has a lot of unpaid bills – medical in this case – then one would have more difficulty in paying for additional debt. One’s credit score should reflect this potential difficulty.