New legislation aims to restrain medical debt collections

CHANNEL 6 KPVI — One local businessman is hoping to close some loopholes in Idaho law.

Frank VanderSloot says, “They ran a $294 bill on our employee up to over $6,000 in attorney fees, and we thought that was egregious.”

Frank VanderSloot is the founder of the Melaleuca company based in Idaho Falls. After one of his employees was charged with those attorney fees on a medical bill, he realized something.

Vandersloot says, “Which brought to our attention we need some legislation so it can’t happen to people in Idaho.”

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