Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Mapping American Debt

Medical debt affects many Americans. Nearly 20% of Americans have delinquent medical debt on their credit reports. Even those with health insurance in America can still be burdened with huge medical debts. In fact around 60% of those with medical debt have health insurance.

The Urban Institute's Debt in America visualizes medical debt levels in every county in the USA. The map allows you to view the median debt levels in a county and compare them to the medical debt levels for the state and the country as a whole.

Medical debt is not the only area in which many Americans find themselves in debt. 42 million Americans are also in student debt. In fact $1.3 trillion in student debt is owed by Americans. Debt in America also allows you to view the county, state and country levels of student debt and auto-loan debt across the USA.

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