WH announces steps to reduce medical debt for Americans

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“The agencies also are extending the time period from six months to a year before unpaid debt appears on credit reports, giving people more time to work with insurance companies or health care providers to resolve the debt. “ So, if you incur, say, $50,000 in medical debt, it won’t show up on your credit report *as long as you pay it off within one year*. These people are fucking high. This is pathetic. If they believed “No one in our nation should have to go bankrupt just to get the health care they need,” they’d be trying to institute a national health service. But they don’t, so here we are.

ElderBrahmin

Thanks for posting here I feel so uplifted. Can’t wait to set up payment plans for our 25k in medical debt. Jk I’m not paying a dime.

pugofthewildfrontier

This isn’t uplifting, your still going to go into medical debt, it will just take a little longer.

scrambles88

Have they considered universal healthcare? It seems to work well in other countries.

JaneReadsTruth

“Starting July 1, paid medical debt will no longer be included on credit reports. Currently, it can remain on reports up to seven years, even after being paid off. The agencies also are extending the time period from six months to a year before unpaid debt appears on credit reports, giving people more time to work with insurance companies or health care providers to resolve the debt. “ Is it just me or is that talking out of both sides of your mouth?

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