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Medical Bills & Your Credit Score


CONSUMER REPORTS — More than one-quarter of Americans with health insurance have received a surprise medical bill, according to a new survey from Consumer Reports.

Those healthcare charges can have big consequences, because medical bills can drag down your credit score.

New rules may help. The three big credit agencies –– Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion –– are now required to wait one-hundred-eighty days before putting an unpaid medical bill on a credit report.

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