Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB): Know Your Rights and Protections When It Comes to Medical Bills and Collections

April 18, 2022


$88 billion of outstanding medical bills are currently in collections – affecting one in five Americans.

Medical bills can be confusing and overwhelming and often come at a time when you may already be in distress. You might feel like you’re navigating a winding maze of information just to understand what you owe, to whom, and by when. Help is available.

The White House also released a fact sheet on The Biden Administration’s new actions to lessen the burden of medical debt and increase consumer protection.

Medical billing, collections and credit reporting can hurt people when they are already struggling with a health crisis. The CFPB is on your side to make sure you are treated fairly.

Learn more about how the CFPB is working to stop unfair medical debt collection and coercive credit reporting practices.