Aug 22, 2023 - Podcasts

Why middle-class Americans are saddled with the most medical debt

At least 100 million Americans have some sort of medical debt. But, the group with the highest rates of medical debt might surprise you.

The big picture: Nearly 1 in 4 middle-class Americans, people who earn $50,000-$100,000 a year, have unpaid medical bills, according to a new report from the think tank Third Way. We take a look at why middle-class Americans have the highest rates of medical debt.

Guests: Axios' Tina Reed and Stephen Totilo.

Credits: Axios Today was produced by Niala Boodhoo, Alexandra Botti, Fonda Mwangi and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at [email protected]. You can send questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893.

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