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Kayce Atencio, who has been shadowed by medical debt for most of his adult life, had been unable to rent an apartment because of poor credit due to medical debt, he said. Recent reporting changes by credit rating agencies have removed many debts from consumer credit reports and lifted scores for millions, a new study finds. | RACHEL WOOLF/KFF HEALTH NEWS

Medical debt is disappearing from Americans’ credit reports, lifting scores

As of August, just 5% of adults with a credit report had a medical debt on their report, down from almost 14% two years earlier, a new analysis has found
Nov 2, 2023