Preventing medical debt from disrupting health and financial health
Financial Health Network
As the leading cause of bankruptcy in the U.S., medical debt impacts the financial lives of millions of vulnerable Americans each year. There are a number of immediate actions for healthcare stakeholders – including hospitals and health systems, insurers, and employers – to take to prevent medical debt and its devastating impacts. By working to prevent medical debt, organizations can support consumer health and well-being while also strengthening loyalty, trust, and community reputation.
Amin U, Proser M. Preventing medical debt from disrupting health and financial health. Chicago: Financial Health Network; March 2022. Available online.