New York AG suspends medical debt collection for 5th time

The order extends through Sept. 4, after which Ms. James office will reassess the needs of locals and potentially call for another extension.

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Morgan Haefner –
Tuesday, August 18th, 2020

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Due to financial difficulties brought by the COVID-19 pandemic, New Yorks attorney general of the United States said Aug. 14 that her office will continue halting collections for past-due medical financial obligation owed to the state.

This is the fifth time New York Attorney General Letitia James suspended collection of medical debt considering that the pandemic began. The order concerns medical financial obligation that has actually been particularly referred to the Office of the Attorney General for collection, including debt owed to 5 state medical facilities and five state veterans houses..