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S. 2592 - Medical Debt Relief Act of 2016

Finance and financial sector. 114th Congress (2015-2016) View bill details
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A bill to amend the Fair Credit Reporting Act by instituting a 180-day waiting period before medical debt will be reported on a consumer's credit report and removing paid-off and settled medical debts from credit reports that have been fully paid or settled, to amend the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act by providing for a timetable for verification of medical debt and to increase the… More
A bill to amend the Fair Credit Reporting Act by instituting a 180-day waiting period before medical debt will be reported on a consumer's credit report and removing paid-off and settled medical debts from credit reports that have been fully paid or settled, to amend the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act by providing for a timetable for verification of medical debt and to increase the efficiency of credit markets with more perfect information, and for other purposes. (by CRS) Hide
 
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Medical Debt Relief Act of 2016

S. 2592 — 114th Congress (2015–2016)

Summary
A bill to amend the Fair Credit Reporting Act by instituting a 180-day waiting period before medical debt will be reported on a consumer's credit report and removing paid-off and settled medical debts from credit reports that have been fully paid or settled, to amend the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act by providing for a timetable for verification of medical debt and to increase the efficiency of credit markets with more perfect information, and for other purposes. (by CRS)
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Title
A bill to amend the Fair Credit Reporting Act by instituting a 180-day waiting period before medical debt will be reported on a consumer's credit report and removing paid-off and settled medical debts from credit reports that have been fully paid or settled, to amend the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act by providing for a timetable for verification of medical debt and to increase the efficiency of credit markets with more perfect information, and for other purposes.
Other Titles
  • Medical Debt Relief Act of 2016
  • Medical Debt Relief Act of 2016
Sponsor
Jeff Merkley
Co-Sponsors
Subjects
  • Finance and financial sector
  • Consumer affairs
  • Consumer credit
  • Debt collection
  • Health care costs and insurance
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Major Actions
Introduced2/25/2016
Referred to Committee
Bill History

There have been no votes on this bill.

ActionDateDescription
Introduced2/25/2016
2/25/2016Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.
2/25/2016Introduced in Senate
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Medical Debt Relief Act of 2016

50 organizations supported this bill

AIDS Institute
Undersigned organizations (2016, February 24). Group Letter of Support for Medical Debt Relief Act of 2016. Retrieved February 29, 2016, from National Association of Consumer Advocates.
Alliance for a Just Society
Undersigned organizations (2016, February 24). Group Letter of Support for Medical Debt Relief Act of 2016. Retrieved February 29, 2016, from National Association of Consumer Advocates.
ALS Association
Undersigned organizations (2016, February 24). Group Letter of Support for Medical Debt Relief Act of 2016. Retrieved February 29, 2016, from National Association of Consumer Advocates.
American Academy of Pain Management
Undersigned organizations (2016, February 24). Group Letter of Support for Medical Debt Relief Act of 2016. Retrieved February 29, 2016, from National Association of Consumer Advocates.
American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association
Undersigned organizations (2016, February 24). Group Letter of Support for Medical Debt Relief Act of 2016. Retrieved February 29, 2016, from National Association of Consumer Advocates.
American Brain Tumor Association
Undersigned organizations (2016, February 24). Group Letter of Support for Medical Debt Relief Act of 2016. Retrieved February 29, 2016, from National Association of Consumer Advocates.
Americans for Financial Reform
Undersigned organizations (2016, February 24). Group Letter of Support for Medical Debt Relief Act of 2016. Retrieved February 29, 2016, from National Association of Consumer Advocates.
Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network
Undersigned organizations (2016, February 24). Group Letter of Support for Medical Debt Relief Act of 2016. Retrieved February 29, 2016, from National Association of Consumer Advocates.
C-Change
Undersigned organizations (2016, February 24). Group Letter of Support for Medical Debt Relief Act of 2016. Retrieved February 29, 2016, from National Association of Consumer Advocates.
Cancer Support Community
Undersigned organizations (2016, February 24). Group Letter of Support for Medical Debt Relief Act of 2016. Retrieved February 29, 2016, from National Association of Consumer Advocates.
Center for Digital Democracy
Undersigned organizations (2016, February 24). Group Letter of Support for Medical Debt Relief Act of 2016. Retrieved February 29, 2016, from National Association of Consumer Advocates.
Children's Cause for Cancer Advocacy
Undersigned organizations (2016, February 24). Group Letter of Support for Medical Debt Relief Act of 2016. Retrieved February 29, 2016, from National Association of Consumer Advocates.
Colon Cancer Alliance
Undersigned organizations (2016, February 24). Group Letter of Support for Medical Debt Relief Act of 2016. Retrieved February 29, 2016, from National Association of Consumer Advocates.
Consumer Action
Undersigned organizations (2016, February 24). Group Letter of Support for Medical Debt Relief Act of 2016. Retrieved February 29, 2016, from National Association of Consumer Advocates.
Consumer Federation of America
Undersigned organizations (2016, February 24). Group Letter of Support for Medical Debt Relief Act of 2016. Retrieved February 29, 2016, from National Association of Consumer Advocates.
Consumer Watchdog
Undersigned organizations (2016, February 24). Group Letter of Support for Medical Debt Relief Act of 2016. Retrieved February 29, 2016, from National Association of Consumer Advocates.
Consumers Union
Undersigned organizations (2016, February 24). Group Letter of Support for Medical Debt Relief Act of 2016. Retrieved February 29, 2016, from National Association of Consumer Advocates.
Cutaneous Lymphoma Foundation
Undersigned organizations (2016, February 24). Group Letter of Support for Medical Debt Relief Act of 2016. Retrieved February 29, 2016, from National Association of Consumer Advocates.
Demos
Undersigned organizations (2016, February 24). Group Letter of Support for Medical Debt Relief Act of 2016. Retrieved February 29, 2016, from National Association of Consumer Advocates.
Families USA
Undersigned organizations (2016, February 24). Group Letter of Support for Medical Debt Relief Act of 2016. Retrieved February 29, 2016, from National Association of Consumer Advocates.
Fight Colorectal Cancer
Undersigned organizations (2016, February 24). Group Letter of Support for Medical Debt Relief Act of 2016. Retrieved February 29, 2016, from National Association of Consumer Advocates.
global healthy living foundation
Undersigned organizations (2016, February 24). Group Letter of Support for Medical Debt Relief Act of 2016. Retrieved February 29, 2016, from National Association of Consumer Advocates.
Huntington's Disease Society of America
Undersigned organizations (2016, February 24). Group Letter of Support for Medical Debt Relief Act of 2016. Retrieved February 29, 2016, from National Association of Consumer Advocates.
Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Association
Undersigned organizations (2016, February 24). Group Letter of Support for Medical Debt Relief Act of 2016. Retrieved February 29, 2016, from National Association of Consumer Advocates.
International Myeloma Foundation
Undersigned organizations (2016, February 24). Group Letter of Support for Medical Debt Relief Act of 2016. Retrieved February 29, 2016, from National Association of Consumer Advocates.
Interstitial Cystitis Association
Undersigned organizations (2016, February 24). Group Letter of Support for Medical Debt Relief Act of 2016. Retrieved February 29, 2016, from National Association of Consumer Advocates.
Kidney Cancer Association
Undersigned organizations (2016, February 24). Group Letter of Support for Medical Debt Relief Act of 2016. Retrieved February 29, 2016, from National Association of Consumer Advocates.
Korean Resource Center
Undersigned organizations (2016, February 24). Group Letter of Support for Medical Debt Relief Act of 2016. Retrieved February 29, 2016, from National Association of Consumer Advocates.
Leading Builders of America
Undersigned organizations (2016, February 24). Group Letter of Support for Medical Debt Relief Act of 2016. Retrieved February 29, 2016, from National Association of Consumer Advocates.
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Undersigned organizations (2016, February 24). Group Letter of Support for Medical Debt Relief Act of 2016. Retrieved February 29, 2016, from National Association of Consumer Advocates.
Lung Cancer Alliance
Undersigned organizations (2016, February 24). Group Letter of Support for Medical Debt Relief Act of 2016. Retrieved February 29, 2016, from National Association of Consumer Advocates.
Lymphoma Research Foundation
Undersigned organizations (2016, February 24). Group Letter of Support for Medical Debt Relief Act of 2016. Retrieved February 29, 2016, from National Association of Consumer Advocates.
mended hearts
Undersigned organizations (2016, February 24). Group Letter of Support for Medical Debt Relief Act of 2016. Retrieved February 29, 2016, from National Association of Consumer Advocates.
Mended Little Hearts
Undersigned organizations (2016, February 24). Group Letter of Support for Medical Debt Relief Act of 2016. Retrieved February 29, 2016, from National Association of Consumer Advocates.
National Association of Consumer Advocates
Undersigned organizations (2016, February 24). Group Letter of Support for Medical Debt Relief Act of 2016. Retrieved February 29, 2016, from National Association of Consumer Advocates.
National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship
Undersigned organizations (2016, February 24). Group Letter of Support for Medical Debt Relief Act of 2016. Retrieved February 29, 2016, from National Association of Consumer Advocates.
National Fair Housing Alliance
Undersigned organizations (2016, February 24). Group Letter of Support for Medical Debt Relief Act of 2016. Retrieved February 29, 2016, from National Association of Consumer Advocates.
National Korean American Service & Education Consortium
Undersigned organizations (2016, February 24). Group Letter of Support for Medical Debt Relief Act of 2016. Retrieved February 29, 2016, from National Association of Consumer Advocates.
National Multiple Sclerosis Society
Undersigned organizations (2016, February 24). Group Letter of Support for Medical Debt Relief Act of 2016. Retrieved February 29, 2016, from National Association of Consumer Advocates.
National Organization for Rare Disorders
Undersigned organizations (2016, February 24). Group Letter of Support for Medical Debt Relief Act of 2016. Retrieved February 29, 2016, from National Association of Consumer Advocates.
National Osteoporosis Foundation
Undersigned organizations (2016, February 24). Group Letter of Support for Medical Debt Relief Act of 2016. Retrieved February 29, 2016, from National Association of Consumer Advocates.
National Patient Advocate Foundation
Undersigned organizations (2016, February 24). Group Letter of Support for Medical Debt Relief Act of 2016. Retrieved February 29, 2016, from National Association of Consumer Advocates.
National Psoriasis Foundation
Undersigned organizations (2016, February 24). Group Letter of Support for Medical Debt Relief Act of 2016. Retrieved February 29, 2016, from National Association of Consumer Advocates.
National Viral Hepatitis Roundtable
Undersigned organizations (2016, February 24). Group Letter of Support for Medical Debt Relief Act of 2016. Retrieved February 29, 2016, from National Association of Consumer Advocates.
Prevent Cancer Foundation
Undersigned organizations (2016, February 24). Group Letter of Support for Medical Debt Relief Act of 2016. Retrieved February 29, 2016, from National Association of Consumer Advocates.
RetireSafe
Undersigned organizations (2016, February 24). Group Letter of Support for Medical Debt Relief Act of 2016. Retrieved February 29, 2016, from National Association of Consumer Advocates.
Sisters Network
Undersigned organizations (2016, February 24). Group Letter of Support for Medical Debt Relief Act of 2016. Retrieved February 29, 2016, from National Association of Consumer Advocates.
U.S. Pain Foundation
Undersigned organizations (2016, February 24). Group Letter of Support for Medical Debt Relief Act of 2016. Retrieved February 29, 2016, from National Association of Consumer Advocates.
U.S. PIRG
Undersigned organizations (2016, February 24). Group Letter of Support for Medical Debt Relief Act of 2016. Retrieved February 29, 2016, from National Association of Consumer Advocates.
Woodstock Institute
Undersigned organizations (2016, February 24). Group Letter of Support for Medical Debt Relief Act of 2016. Retrieved February 29, 2016, from National Association of Consumer Advocates.

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Includes reported contributions to congressional campaigns of Senators in office during the 114th U.S. Congress, from interest groups invested in the vote according to MapLight, November 29, 2010 – November 28, 2016.
Contributions data source: OpenSecrets.org

Contributions by Legislator

Namesort iconPartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$80,250$0
Kelly AyotteRNH$88,391$0
Tammy BaldwinDWI$616,017$0
John BarrassoRWY$26,150$0
Michael F. BennetDCO$792,491$0
Richard BlumenthalDCT$39,900$0
Roy BluntRMO$216,530$0
Cory A. BookerDNJ$213,176$0
John BoozmanRAR$28,950$0
Barbara BoxerDCA$8,147$0
Sherrod BrownDOH$686,020$0
Richard BurrRNC$73,950$0
Maria CantwellDWA$27,371$0
Shelley Moore CapitoRWV$92,800$0
Ben CardinDMD$118,880$0
Tom CarperDDE$40,260$0
Bob CaseyDPA$180,463$0
Bill CassidyRLA$50,124$0
Daniel CoatsRIN$4,000$0
William Thad CochranRMS$45,100$0
Susan M. CollinsRME$55,700$0
Christopher A. CoonsDDE$101,379$0
Bob CorkerRTN$163,456$0
John CornynRTX$133,790$0
Tom CottonRAR$73,167$0
Mike CrapoRID$91,350$0
Ted CruzRTX$108,610$0
Steve DainesRMT$60,692$0
Joe DonnellyDIN$99,679$0
Dick DurbinDIL$103,025$0
Mike EnziRWY$15,000$0
Joni ErnstRIA$24,300$0
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$46,982$0
Deb FischerRNE$21,650$0
Jeff FlakeRAZ$71,900$0
Al FrankenDMN$248,005$0
Cory GardnerRCO$82,318$0
Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$185,127$0
Lindsey GrahamRSC$55,090$0
Chuck GrassleyRIA$54,110$0
Orrin G. HatchRUT$121,033$0
Martin HeinrichDNM$169,624$0
Heidi HeitkampDND$97,724$0
Dean HellerRNV$54,250$0
Mazie K. HironoDHI$201,748$0
John HoevenRND$20,810$0
Jim InhofeROK$23,550$0
Johnny IsaksonRGA$126,035$0
Ron JohnsonRWI$115,415$0
Tim KaineDVA$479,048$0
Angus S. King, Jr.IME$51,932$0
Mark KirkRIL$52,120$0
Amy KlobucharDMN$76,635$0
James LankfordROK$92,336$0
Patrick J. LeahyDVT$101,290$0
Mike LeeRUT$24,400$0
Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$50,625$0
Ed MarkeyDMA$262,717$0
John McCainRAZ$117,863$0
Claire McCaskillDMO$247,194$0
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$211,175$0
Bob MenéndezDNJ$173,500$0
Jeff MerkleyDOR$122,868$0
Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$10,100$0
Jerry MoranRKS$107,650$0
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$31,000$0
Chris MurphyDCT$341,663$0
Patty MurrayDWA$297,343$0
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$172,193$0
Rand PaulRKY$49,847$0
David PerdueRGA$70,050$0
Gary C. PetersDMI$327,925$0
Rob PortmanROH$194,014$0
John "Jack" ReedDRI$35,350$0
Harry ReidDNV$19,367$0
Jim RischRID$12,150$0
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$50,514$0
Mike RoundsRSD$48,004$0
Marco RubioRFL$109,410$0
Bernie SandersIVT$322,360$0
Ben SasseRNE$41,670$0
Brian SchatzDHI$167,201$0
Chuck SchumerDNY$222,571$0
Tim ScottRSC$128,227$0
Jeff SessionsRAL$1,250$0
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$188,524$0
Richard C. ShelbyRAL$84,450$0
Debbie StabenowDMI$194,869$0
Dan SullivanRAK$31,700$0
Jon TesterDMT$202,026$0
John ThuneRSD$46,470$0
Thom TillisRNC$61,278$0
Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$270,175$0
Tom UdallDNM$113,514$0
David VitterRLA$11,500$0
Mark R. WarnerDVA$207,189$0
Elizabeth WarrenDMA$1,891,879$0
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$47,307$0
Roger F. WickerRMS$28,850$0
Ron WydenDOR$165,000$0

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NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$80,250$0
Kelly AyotteRNH$88,391$0
Tammy BaldwinDWI$616,017$0
John BarrassoRWY$26,150$0
Michael F. BennetDCO$792,491$0
Richard BlumenthalDCT$39,900$0
Roy BluntRMO$216,530$0
Cory A. BookerDNJ$213,176$0
John BoozmanRAR$28,950$0
Barbara BoxerDCA$8,147$0
Sherrod BrownDOH$686,020$0
Richard BurrRNC$73,950$0
Maria CantwellDWA$27,371$0
Shelley Moore CapitoRWV$92,800$0
Ben CardinDMD$118,880$0
Tom CarperDDE$40,260$0
Bob CaseyDPA$180,463$0
Bill CassidyRLA$50,124$0
Daniel CoatsRIN$4,000$0
William Thad CochranRMS$45,100$0
Susan M. CollinsRME$55,700$0
Christopher A. CoonsDDE$101,379$0
Bob CorkerRTN$163,456$0
John CornynRTX$133,790$0
Tom CottonRAR$73,167$0
Mike CrapoRID$91,350$0
Ted CruzRTX$108,610$0
Steve DainesRMT$60,692$0
Joe DonnellyDIN$99,679$0
Dick DurbinDIL$103,025$0
Mike EnziRWY$15,000$0
Joni ErnstRIA$24,300$0
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$46,982$0
Deb FischerRNE$21,650$0
Jeff FlakeRAZ$71,900$0
Al FrankenDMN$248,005$0
Cory GardnerRCO$82,318$0
Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$185,127$0
Lindsey GrahamRSC$55,090$0
Chuck GrassleyRIA$54,110$0
Orrin G. HatchRUT$121,033$0
Martin HeinrichDNM$169,624$0
Heidi HeitkampDND$97,724$0
Dean HellerRNV$54,250$0
Mazie K. HironoDHI$201,748$0
John HoevenRND$20,810$0
Jim InhofeROK$23,550$0
Johnny IsaksonRGA$126,035$0
Ron JohnsonRWI$115,415$0
Tim KaineDVA$479,048$0
Angus S. King, Jr.IME$51,932$0
Mark KirkRIL$52,120$0
Amy KlobucharDMN$76,635$0
James LankfordROK$92,336$0
Patrick J. LeahyDVT$101,290$0
Mike LeeRUT$24,400$0
Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$50,625$0
Ed MarkeyDMA$262,717$0
John McCainRAZ$117,863$0
Claire McCaskillDMO$247,194$0
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$211,175$0
Bob MenéndezDNJ$173,500$0
Jeff MerkleyDOR$122,868$0
Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$10,100$0
Jerry MoranRKS$107,650$0
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$31,000$0
Chris MurphyDCT$341,663$0
Patty MurrayDWA$297,343$0
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$172,193$0
Rand PaulRKY$49,847$0
David PerdueRGA$70,050$0
Gary C. PetersDMI$327,925$0
Rob PortmanROH$194,014$0
John "Jack" ReedDRI$35,350$0
Harry ReidDNV$19,367$0
Jim RischRID$12,150$0
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$50,514$0
Mike RoundsRSD$48,004$0
Marco RubioRFL$109,410$0
Bernie SandersIVT$322,360$0
Ben SasseRNE$41,670$0
Brian SchatzDHI$167,201$0
Chuck SchumerDNY$222,571$0
Tim ScottRSC$128,227$0
Jeff SessionsRAL$1,250$0
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$188,524$0
Richard C. ShelbyRAL$84,450$0
Debbie StabenowDMI$194,869$0
Dan SullivanRAK$31,700$0
Jon TesterDMT$202,026$0
John ThuneRSD$46,470$0
Thom TillisRNC$61,278$0
Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$270,175$0
Tom UdallDNM$113,514$0
David VitterRLA$11,500$0
Mark R. WarnerDVA$207,189$0
Elizabeth WarrenDMA$1,891,879$0
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$47,307$0
Roger F. WickerRMS$28,850$0
Ron WydenDOR$165,000$0

Interest Groups that supported this bill

$ Donated
Democratic/Liberal$7,379,240
Residential construction$2,287,322
Mortgage bankers and brokers$1,917,798
Health, Education & Human Resources$1,301,294
Minority/Ethnic Groups$612,336
Health & welfare policy$547,752
Mental Health Services$423,990
Human Rights$45,000
AIDS treatment & testing$7,300
Consumer groups$750

Interest Groups that opposed this bill

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