93% of People Who Negotiate Medical Bills See It Reduced or Dropped Entirely

Many Americans who have had medical debt have attempted to negotiate their medical bills  and a majority have experienced positive results, according to a new survey.

About 93% of people who negotiate a medical bill have seen it reduce or drop entirely, according to a new survey by LendingTree, which highlighted the impact of medical debt on Americans.

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The online loan marketplace discovered that medical debt has burdened about 60% of Americans. Rising care costs and shrinking insurance or a lack of coverage can swamp patients with debt, especially if they need a medical helicopter, which can, in some cases, result in bills topping $20,000.

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About 23% of respondents said that they have dealt with medical debt in the past. However, about 37% are still dealing with it today.



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