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Older Americans are better able to pay their medical bills because they likely have more health insurance coverage and higher incomes to pay any deductibles. (Photo: Getty)

Older people might need more costly medical treatments, but young people have more bills in the collection stage, according to the research study, “Unlike Medical Spending, Medical Bills In Collections Decrease With Patients’ Age,” published in Health Affairs.

Katie Kuehner-Hebert

Katie Kuehner-Hebert is a freelance writer based in Running Springs, Calif. She has more than three decades of journalism experience, with particular expertise in employee benefits and other human resource topics.

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