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S.160: Medical Debt Responsibility Act of 2013

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Sponsor Jeff Merkley, D-Ore.
Total Cosponsors 9 (All Democrats)
Introduced Jan. 28, 2013
Latest Major Action Jan. 28, 2013
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Bill Summary

Medical Debt Responsibility Act of 2013 - 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.

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Jan. 28, 2013 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.