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Managing Medical Bills on the Brink of Bankruptcy

  title={Managing Medical Bills on the Brink of Bankruptcy},
  author={Melissa B. Jacoby and Mirya R. Holman},
  journal={LSN: Miscellaneous Consumer Matters (Topic)},
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 aims to expand coverage for the uninsured and regulate out-of-pocket expenses to some extent. Yet, this new law does not change the assumption that patients often will owe some money directly to medical providers. Health care practice management experts frequently advise providers on how to encourage patients to pay these amounts early. Yet, there has been virtually no systematic study of how financially-strapped families manage out-of… 

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