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Medical debt relief measures focus of patient advocates

Posted On: Mar. 8, 2023 10:00 AM CST

Dozens of advocates for patients and consumers, citing widespread harm caused by medical debt, are pushing the Biden administration to take more aggressive steps to protect Americans from medical bills and debt collectors, Kaiser Health News reports. In letters to the Internal Revenue Service and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the groups call for new federal rules that among other things would prohibit debt for medically necessary care from appearing on consumer credit reports.