Judy Fox was quoted in the Marketplace article What makes medical debt detrimental on January 12, 2015

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Judy Fox was quoted in the Marketplace article "What makes medical debt detrimental" on January 12, 2015

Judith Fox, a consumer law professor at Notre Dame University, says consumers often think their insurance already paid a medical bill or don't realize a balance is due.

“Sometimes [an] insurance company did pay for it, but they pay for it late and it goes to collection,” Fox says.

“The landlord pulled up the credit report, and there was this old debt on there and they said: ‘Well, you’ve got collections, you’ve got to pay that or we won’t rent to you,’” Fox says. “Legally, they really didn’t have to pay it, but if they wanted to rent the apartment, they did.”