Panel OKs Bill Targeting Predatory Medical Debt Collectors

IDAHO STATESMAN — An Idaho Senate panel on Wednesday approved legislation to create transparency in medical bills sent to patients and rein in predatory medical debt collectors.

The Senate State Affairs Committee voted unanimously to approve the measure backers call consumer protection legislation but opponents say would increase healthcare costs for patients who pay their bills.

It now heads to the full Senate to be debated.

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