Medical debt is one of the most harmful issues Americans face today.
In a recent Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) report, they found,
- Medical debt is the most common type of debt reported on consumer credit records.
- People also report being contacted by debt collectors about medical debt more than any other type of debt.
- While medical debt has long played an outsized role on credit reports, concerns about medical debt collections and reporting are particularly elevated due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Many people have incurred pandemic-related medical debt.
At Virginia Organizing, we want affordable, quality health care for all. Medical debt shouldn’t be a thing, let alone the most common type of debt in our country.
We want to hear from folks who have medical debt and want to take action about it. Please email email@example.com with your story, or give your local organizer a call.