Health Care

N.Y. blocks medical debt from credit reports

It’s the second state to do so this year, after Colorado.
New York Gov. Kathy Hochul presents her executive state budget in the Red Room at the state Capitol Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2023, in Albany, N.Y. (AP Photo/Hans Pennink)

New Yorkers will no longer have to worry about their credit scores when they see health care providers under a bill signed Wednesday by Gov. Kathy Hochul (D).

The Fair Medical Debt Reporting Act, which the legislature passed in June, makes New York the second state this year to prohibit hospitals, health care professionals and ambulances from reporting medical debt to credit agencies.

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