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With the CFPB's future uncertain, New York and other states want to step in

Mar 5, 2020
Some states are stepping up their plans to regulate the debt collection industry. Consumer advocates say the moves come at a time when Federal protections are weakening.
Gov. Cuomo announced a plan to crack down on fraud with additional oversight of the debt collection industry.
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What happens when a hospital sells its debt?

Apr 9, 2018
More hospitals across the country are selling debt from unpaid medical bills to collection agencies.
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Life without a financial safety net

Mar 17, 2016
"It feels like being on a treadmill behind which there is a bed of spikes."
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Medical debt collectors up in arms over FCC ruling

Sep 1, 2015
Companies could face fines of up to $1500 per faulty call.

Despite insurance, some Americans still struggle with medical debt

May 13, 2015
More than 50 percent of all bankruptcies are linked to medical debt.

Big changes coming for credit reports

Mar 9, 2015
Trying to fix an error on your credit report? Here's some good news!

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What makes medical debt detrimental

Jan 12, 2015
About 43 million Americans have overdue medical debt on their credit reports.

Medical bills, bills, bills

Dec 11, 2014
43 million Americans have overdue medical debt on their credit reports.

What's behind no-interest medical credit

Aug 13, 2014
A bigger chunk of hospitals' money is coming from consumers, not insurers.