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Medical debt collecting interest?
I have a few medical bills that were sent to collection, long story short I was homeless and no insurance. But now that I'm trying to get things in order these accounts keep increasing. Some of them I didn't even know about because I asked for hospital assistance for the bill. I had a mailing address but never got bills or statements.
Are the collection agencies allowed to charge interest? One account says original amount $80 but then amount owed is like $200+. How can they do that?

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