Consumer Reports: “As legislators and the executive branch renew their efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act this week, they might want to keep in mind a little-known financial consequence of the ACA: Since its adoption, far fewer
Robert Reed writes in the Chicago Tribune: When it comes to not paying its medical and insurance bills on time or in full, one of the biggest and baddest deadbeats around is our own state of Illinois. It’s an acute
Many consumers take their medical bills at face value — and often pay more than they need to. Some good advice from USA Today on avoiding three big mistakes: 1. Not shopping around “Start by knowing the cost of services.
The math behind your credit score is getting an overhaul, WKYC-TV reports. The biggest change is that civil judgments, medical debt and tax liens will no longer affect your score: Taking those items out of the equation comes after a
Arizona consumers could get some limited relief from surprise medical bills that exceed $1,000 under legislation approved by the state Legislature, according to the Arizona Republic. The measure seeks to limit the financial exposure of consumers who get care from a
A new US PIRG report finds that nearly two-thirds of people who complained to federal regulators about medical debt collectors said they did not owe the money. The Boston Globe reports on the study: “Researchers determined that more than 60