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Why are some medical accounts closed?
I noticed that some of the medical bill collections accounts now show up as closed. They are not 7 years old, and they have not been paid. Why is this?

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Written off as bad debt

Medical bills are usually sold to collection agencies for pennies on the dollar.  Sometimes they come to the realization that the debt is "uncollectible" meaning they have no way to legally squeeze any money out of you (you have no property they can attach and your income is protected from garnishing like Social Security benefits.  So they just write it off as "Bad Debt"  and quit trying to collect.  If the original amount is under $100, those are usually ignored as "nuisance debts" by lenders.

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maybe they have sold the accounts to another debt collection company or possibly they have gave up on collecting them.

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