I will never understand why President Joe Biden’s approval numbers aren’t soaring. He’s trying to forgive backbreaking, lifelong student debt, and now he is seeking to remove medical bills from people’s credit scores, which could improve ratings for millions of people. You can’t do much without a decent credit rating, including renting or buying a home. Medical bills shouldn’t be attached to that.
Via the Associated Press:
Vice President Kamala Harris said Thursday that the Biden administration is taking the first steps toward removing medical bills from people’s credit scores, which could improve ratings for millions of people.
Harris said that would make it easier for them to obtain an auto loan or a home mortgage. Roughly one in five people report having medical debt. The vice president said the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is beginning the rulemaking process to make the change.
The agency said in a statement that including medical debt in credit scores is problematic because “mistakes and inaccuracies in medical billing are common.”
Access to health care should be a right and not a privilege,” Harris told reporters in call to preview the action. “These measures will improve the credit scores of millions of Americans so that they will better be able to invest in their future.”
Please remind me of one thing Republicans have done to better our lives. Not for the wealthy. Just for us. One thing. Just one.