VanderSloot provided lawmakers an example

POST REGISTER — Melaleuca CEO Frank VanderSloot has provided Idaho lawmakers with an admirable example.

Shocked by the treatment of one of his employees by Medical Recovery Services and its affiliated law firm, Smith Driscoll and Associates, VanderSloot set aside $500,000 to provide legal representation. That pledge provided aid to more than 100 local families facing medical debt collection. VanderSloot recently doubled his pledge and announced that he would be pushing a bill in January that would reform the exploitative practices that are omnipresent in debt collection.

It would require medical providers to give patients a consolidated statement outlining who they’ll receive bills from, and it would require doctors to provide those bills promptly. This will allow patients to track their bills so they don’t face a string of unexpected charges for a single hospital stay.

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