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Unpaid Medical Bills and Your Credit
New York Times

When Darryle Watson, 52, of Texas tried to refinance his mortgage last fall, he was in for a surprise. Being meticulous about paying his bills on time, Mr. Watson thought he would quality for a big reduction in his monthly payments. It turned out that four unpaid medical bills he wasn’t even aware of had hurt his credit score. Mr. Watson is now trying to track down the collection agencies that are handling the bills to determine how much he owes.