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Aggressive Medical Debt Collections: COVID-Related Consumer Protections Could Be a Model for Long-Term Relief

This commentary examines how proposals to protect patients from aggressive medical debt collection during the COVID-19 pandemic could serve as a model for the future.

Even before the pandemic, aggressive practices to recover medical debt, including placing liens on patients’ homes and garnishing wages, stunted the financial vitality of families and even pushed some into poverty.

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