July 24, 2023

The article “Crises of child care, education, medical care hit workers hard” in Militant issue no. 25 incorrectly said medical debts make up about half of all outstanding debt in the country, reporting erroneous data from the New York Times. Medical debt comprises at least $195 billion. Total household debt is $17 trillion. It should have said that over the past five years, more than half of U.S. adults went into medical debt.