Medical Debt Bill Divides Idaho House Republicans

BOISE STATE PUBLIC RADIO — Moderate House Republicans teamed up with Democrats Monday to push through sweeping changes in how Idaho regulates medical debt collections.

The vote was a striking rebuke of one of their own and a tale of tug o’war between an influential lobbying group and a billionaire businessman.

The bill is being pushed by Melaleuca CEO Frank VanderSloot. Rep. Bryan Zollinger (R-Idaho Falls) is an attorney who collects medical debt for his clients and has clashed with VanderSloot in court over these debts.

Listen to the full story at Boise State Public Radio.