Serious Medical Debt a Regional Problem

Washington Post analyst Andrew Van Dam, in an article on regional debt scores, reports that serious medical debt is concentrated in the South and Appalachian regions.  This coincides with maps of lower credit scores — and also a lack of non-profit medical systems reported in another article on May 15.  The area generally matches the CDC’s “Diabetes Belt” as well.  Graphic ©WashPo.

Read the article (scroll down to find section one medical debt):

Why the South has such low credit scores

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