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Medical bills can wreck credit, even when paid off

March 4, 2012, 1:50 am by Associated Press Healthwire

CHICAGO (AP) -- Mike and Laura Park thought their credit record was spotless. The Texas couple wanted to take advantage of low interest rates, so they put their house on the market and talked to a lender about a mortgage on a bigger home in the Dallas-Fort Worth suburbs....


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