Medical Debt Crisis Disproportionately Affects People of Color

An estimated 100 million Americans, including four in 10 adults, are saddled with medical debt. It’s a uniquely American dilemma and a problem that keeps families from buying a home, affording a reliable car, or putting money away for their children’s college education. Despite the aims of the Affordable Care Act, medical debt remains a looming crisis, disproportionately affecting Black households and communities. Race contributes to whether households have medical debt, with 27.9% of Black households carrying medical debt compared to 17.2% of white non-Hispanic households. Join the National Consumer Law Center and Community CATALYST for a webinar on July 13, 2022, at 2:00 pm to discuss how Medical Debt impacts Black American Families. Click here to register.