The Left has long insisted that medical debt is a national crisis and that the federal government needs to do something about it. They appear to have new ammunition in the form of an analysis published this month by the Peterson Center on Healthcare and KFF.

Nearly one in 12 adults — 20.4 million people — had medical debt in 2021, according to the brief. But a closer look at the numbers shows that these figures rely on some questionable assumptions.

The Peterson-KFF study counts any adult with “over $250 in unpaid medical bills as of December 2021” as having “medical debt.”

Click to read the full article in the Washington Examiner.

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