Steps you can take to make sure a large medical bill does not damage your credit

Minimizing Credit Damage from an Overdue Medical Bill

interview by Gary Foreman


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More than 1 in 10 consumers struggle with medical debt and the damage it can do to your credit score. On this Dollar Stretcher Interview, we talk with Gerri Detweiler, the director of consumer education for Credit.com, about what consumers need to do to minimize the damage to their credit from an overdue medical account.


Gerri Detweiler is the host of TalkCreditRadio.com and the director of consumer education for Credit.com. Her book Debt Collection Answers is available at DebtCollectionAnswers.com.

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