Veterans saddled with high medical debt


Source: Lisa L. Gill - Consumer Reports

You might assume that military veterans get basically free healthcare from the Department of Veterans Affairs. But for thousands of former and current service members, medical care is still costly.

In fact, collectively veterans had almost a billion dollars in medical debt in 2019, estimates Craig Antico, a founder of RIP Medical Debt, a nonprofit debt forgiveness organization. Since 2015, RIP has paid off more than $100 million in veterans’ medical bills, he says.

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