Medical debt is a national crisis
Every day, medical debt destroys the financial stability, health, and well-being of Americans across the country, leaving them with nowhere to turn.
Chicago has over $78 million of medical debt in collections. It affects over 71,000 families
In fact, Cook County has the 3rd highest medical debt of all US counties. Much of it is owed by people living in or near poverty, who have little hope of ever fully getting back on their feet.