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Daily Digest – February 11. How the President’s Budget Proposal Would Affect the Industry; Judge Dismisses FDCPA, TCPA Suit Over Improper Service

HOW THE PRESIDENT’S BUDGET PROPOSAL WOULD AFFECT THE CREDIT AND COLLECTION INDUSTRY

  • President Trump unveiled his fiscal year 2021 budget to run the country yesterday, proposing to spend a record $4.8 trillion. While the president’s proposal is a starting ground for negotiating a budget with Congress, it is an important document that illustrates where he thinks money should be spent, and there are a number of areas that affect the credit and collection industry.

JUDGE DISMISSES FDCPA, TCPA SUIT OVER IMPROPER SERVICE

  • A collection agency that never responded to a lawsuit or appeared to defend itself against a default judgment nonetheless still won a dismissal because the plaintiff did not properly serve the defendant with the summons after alleging the agency violated the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.

HOUSE LEADERS UNVEIL NEW SURPRISE MEDICAL BILL

  • Surprise medical bills — where a patient thinks he or she has medical coverage only to find out that a doctor was out of his or her healthcare network after the fact — has become a hot-button topic on the presidential campaign trail, in state governments across the country, and now on Capitol Hill, where the House Ways & Means Committee has released a new bill that is being labeled as “provider-friendly.”

ALA. HOSPITAL LATEST TO GET OUTED FOR SUING PATIENTS WITH UNPAID MEDICAL BILLS

  • Another hospital — this time in Alabama — is being called out for suing individuals who do not pay their healthcare bills, and patients are accusing the facility of not being empathetic enough in deploying their charity care options.

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