How medical debt has destroyed savings, upended lives

Some lost their homes. Some emptied their retirement accounts. Some struggled to feed and clothe their families.

Medical debt now touches more than 100 million Americans, as the U.S. healthcare system pushes patients into debt on a mass scale.

Debtors come from all walks of life and all corners of the country. Here are their stories ― how they got into debt, what they’ve given up for it and how they’re living with the burden.

Allyson Ward

Allyson Ward and her husband, Wayne Buck, were left with medical bills of about $80,000 after their twins were born prematurely.

(Taylor Glascock…

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