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Medical bills can add up quickly, particularly for illnesses that require constant treatment. Like any other form of debt, such bills can chalk up a huge medical debt which adversely affects
credit scores. It is interesting to note that illness and medical bills accounted for 62.1 percent of all bankruptcies in 2007.
Of those debtors, less than 25 percent were actually uninsured.
The prospects that the Federal Reserve would begin slowing its purchases sparked a market meltdown in 2013. The "taper tantrum", as it was dubbed, destabilized the capital markets. Now it is as if the markets have had a second tantrum, but this time US Treasuries rallied. Read more
Mario Blejer & Eduardo Levy Yeyati,
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