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Advocates Call On Senate To Remove Paid Medical Debt From Credit Reports

Tuesday, May 14, 2013 - 7:48 AM
From Consumerist:
Medical bills can be outrageously high, and usually there’s a direct relationship between the unexpectedness of a procedure and its cost. Sometimes, no financial planning in the world can forestall unforeseen medical expenses. Yet if any medical debt ends up on your credit report, it can remain there for up to seven years — even after you’ve paid it in full. That’s why a large coalition of advocacy groups have written Senate leadership asking them to consider the Medical Debt Relief Act.

 
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