Medical Debt Bill Could Aid Real Estate

medical-real-estateThe Medical Debt Responsibility Act — which would require medical collections to be scrubbed from consumer credit reports within 45 days of payment — could bolster the housing market if passed, given that some consumers have been unable to obtain home loans because their credit scores have suffered due to problems with medical debts even after they have been paid.  The Mortgage Bankers Association is among the trade groups that signed a letter in support of the legislation.

Source: "Medical Debt Responsibility Act Enters Critical Phase," National Mortgage Professional (09/04/12)

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