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Are medical bills impacting your credit? The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is taking significant steps to alleviate this burden. Their proposed rulemaking seeks to remove medical bills from Americans' credit reports, offering relief to those facing these financial challenges. This initiative aims to stop debt collectors from coercing individuals into paying disputed bills and ensure that creditors rely on accurate data. Research shows that medical bills have limited predictive value in credit decisions, yet millions of households grapple with medical debt on their credit reports.

The CFPB's outlined proposals include:

1. **Removing Medical Bills**: Consumer reporting companies would be prohibited from including medical debts and collections in reports used for underwriting decisions.
2. **Restricting Creditor Reliance**: Creditors would no longer be allowed to consider medical bills when evaluating credit applications.
3. **Ending Coercive Practices**: Debt collectors would no longer use credit reports as leverage to pressure consumers into paying questionable debts, as unpaid medical bills wouldn't appear on these reports.

This initiative is the CFPB's response to a 2022 report indicating that around 20% of Americans have medical debt. Yet, research highlights that medical billing data doesn't reliably predict future repayment and is often riddled with inaccuracies. By addressing these issues, the CFPB aims to empower individuals facing medical debt and ensure fair and accurate credit reporting.

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