S. 2149 (112th): Medical Debt Responsibility Act of 2012

Introduced:
Mar 01, 2012 (112th Congress, 2011–2013)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
Sponsor
Jeff Merkley
Junior Senator from Oregon
Party
Democrat
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Last Updated
Mar 01, 2012
Length
4 pages
Related Bills
S. 160 (113th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jan 28, 2013

H.R. 2086 (Related)
Medical Debt Responsibility Act of 2011

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jun 02, 2011

 
Status

This bill was introduced on March 1, 2012, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced Mar 01, 2012
Referred to Committee Mar 01, 2012
 
Full Title

A bill to exclude from consumer credit reports medical debt that has been in collection and has been fully paid or settled, and for other purposes.

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Cosponsors
6 cosponsors (6D) (show)
Committees

Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs

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3/1/2012--Introduced.
Medical Debt Responsibility Act of 2012 - Amends the Fair Credit Reporting Act to prohibit a consumer reporting agency from making any report containing information related to a fully paid or settled medical debt that had been characterized as delinquent, charged off, or in collection which, from the date of payment or settlement, antedates the report by more than 45 days.

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