April 12, 2022
D.C. News
  • The Biden administration announced new steps to protect consumers and reduce the burden of medical debt. The administration directed the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to evaluate providers’ billing practices, which could factor in how much federal grant they receive, and asked all agencies to eliminate medical debt as a factor for participation in credit programs. However, some experts warn that the actions won’t prevent medical debt from accruing in the first place and could have unintended consequences. (Fact sheet here; Articles here, here, and here)