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woman sitting on couch with bills and credit card looking fed up The study found that younger adults had the largest declines in medical debt during the pandemic, with 18–24-year-olds seeing a drop of about 10 percentage points. (Photo: Shutterstock)

Medical debt in the U.S., after declining during the COVID-19 pandemic, is likely to rise again, according to a new report from the Urban Institute. And it will hit hardest among lower-income Americans, at a time when inflation is also rising.

Related: Nearly 1 in 10 Americans carry medical debt

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