New Jersey Bill Proposes Income-Based Repayment for Medical Debt

New Jersey's legislature has referred a new bill to its Consumer Affairs Committee that would impact how medical debt is handled prior to being referred to a collection agency. If passed, the bill would require healthcare professionals and facilities to provide income-based repayment options for patients before sending debts to collection agencies. Four primary sponsors and two co-sponsors introduced the bill on January 14, 2020. 

Specifically, the bill requires that:

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