Bankruptcy and Medical Debt

Oct 20, 2009


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Senate Committee Judiciary | Administrative Oversight and the Courts

The Senate Judiciary Administrative Oversight and The Courts Subcommittee held a hearing on proposed legislation to change current U.S. bankruptcy laws to reduce the number of people filing for bankruptcy because of medical .. Read More
The Senate Judiciary Administrative Oversight and The Courts Subcommittee held a hearing on proposed legislation to change current U.S. bankruptcy laws to reduce the number of people filing for bankruptcy because of medical debt. Rhode Island Democrat Sheldon Whitehouse, who chaired the hearing, talked about his bill, S. 1624 the Medical Bankruptcy Fairness Act of 2009 to address the issue. Witnesses Elizabeth Edwards and John Pottow supported the Senator’s bill, while Aparna Mathur and Diana Furchtgott-Roth opposed it.

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  • Mathur, Aparna
  • Edwards, Elizabeth
  • Burns, Kerry
  • Pottow, John A. E.
  • Whitehouse, Sheldon
  • Sessions, Jefferson "Jeff"
  • Furchtgott-Roth, Diana
  • Franken, Al
  • Feingold, Russell "Russ"