Healthcare Provider Sells $278M in Debt to RIP Medical Debt

A healthcare provider has agreed to sell $278 million in medical debt, affecting 82,000 patients, as part of an agreement with the charity RIP Medical Debt. This is the first time the charity has purchased debt directly from a healthcare provider. Ballad Health made the announcement yesterday. It operates 21 …

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California Assembly Passes AB 1020

The California Assembly on Tuesday passed AB 1020, a bill that would ban hospitals from selling patient debts, require collectors to certify that patients have been screened for public programs and financial assistance before filing a collection lawsuit, and extend the period before a debt could be placed with a …

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