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Medical Debt Top Consumer Complaint

The Florida Channel
Leon County Judge John Cooper on June 30, 2022, in a screen grab from The Florida Channel.

Debt collection is the top consumer complaint in the nation, and hounding about medical debt accounts for a large number of those complaints, the Palm Beach Post reports. 

Consumers with medical bills say they're being badgered with information that’s inaccurate or being resolved with insurers, according to the survey by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. 

Medical debt has become a leading reason for working-age Floridians to file for bankruptcy. But older residents also are affected as they often are on fixed incomes and cannot pay the debts, according to the Post.

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