News and Updates

News of the Idaho Patient Act is sweeping Idaho and making headlines across the nation. Here, you have access to the latest articles available from dozens of news outlets. Start by reading the four-part investigative series that exposed the issue.

  • East Idaho News
  • US News
  • Associated Press
  • The Seattle Times
  • The Washington Times
  • CNBC
  • Post Register
  • Idaho Press
  • CD'A Press
  • Idaho Business Review
  • Idaho County Free Press
  • Idaho State Journal
  • Idaho Statesman
  • Idaho Falls Magazine
  • KPVI Channel 6
  • KTVB Channel 7
  • Lewiston Tribune
  • Local News 8
  • Houston Chronicle
  • Law 360
  • Magic Valley
  • Miami Herald
  • Sacramento Bee
  • San Antonio Express
  • San Francisco Chronicle
  • SF Gate
  • The Kansas City Star
  • St. Louis Post-Dispatch

News & Updates

Little signs medical debt bill

POST REGISTER — Gov. Brad Little has signed a bill to put some limits on medical debt collection in Idaho. The Idaho Patient Act, which takes effect on Jan. 1, 2021, will require providers to submit a bill to a patient’s insurance or to the patient within 45 days of providing a service or discharging the […]

Idaho Patient Act is sent to the Governor

KIFI/KIDK — The Idaho Patient Act, HB 515, is on its way to the Governor’s desk. The Idaho Senate approved the bill on a 32 to 1 vote. The legislation, created with the encouragement of Idaho Falls businessman Frank VanderSloot, requires new requirements to protect patients during medical debt collection efforts. Read the full story […]

Medical debt bill passes Senate

POST REGISTER — A bill to put some restrictions on medical debt collection in Idaho is headed to Gov. Brad Little for his signature.  The Idaho Senate voted 32-1 Monday to pass the Idaho Patient Act, which already passed the House. Bill sponsor Majority Caucus Chairman Sen. Kelly Anthon, R-Burley, said it would help hardworking […]