Gov. Hochul signs bills relieving New Yorkers from medical debt woes

The laws ban hospitals from reporting medical debt to credit agencies, meaning a person's credit score won't take a massive hit from hospital bills.

News 12 Staff

Dec 13, 2023, 5:33 PM

Updated 214 days ago

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New Yorkers may be getting a break from medical debt thanks to a series of bills signed by Gov. Kathy Hochul.
The laws ban hospitals from reporting medical debt to credit agencies, meaning a person's credit score won't take a massive hit from hospital bills.
This will also slow down the surge of debt collector calls.
The legislation includes making it illegal for drugmakers to hike prices during a shortage and makes it easier to avoid automatic subscription renewals.


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