Forgive and Forget: The Impact of Medical Debt Forgiveness on Financial Outcomes in the United States

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Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab

This document presents an evaluation of the impact of a medical debt forgiveness program (that buys and abolishes individuals’ medical debt) on measures of financial well-being—including credit score, debt balances, repayment behavior, and property/home ownership—across different financial and demographic characteristics. 

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Provide Relief for Medical Debt
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Published on 04/20/2021