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National Legislation

HR 2954: Securing a Strong Retirement Act of 2021

Sponsor: Richard Neal (D-MA) on May 4, 2021
https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/117/hr2954

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To increase retirement savings, simplify and clarify retirement plan rules, and for other purposes.

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S 1368: American Housing and Economic Mobility Act of 2021 (Senate)

Sponsor: Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) on Apr 26, 2021
https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/117/s1368

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A bill to make housing more affordable, and for other purposes.

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National Legislation

HR 2547: Comprehensive Debt Collection Improvement Act

Sponsor: Maxine Waters (D-CA) on Apr 15, 2021
https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/117/hr2547

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To expand and enhance consumer, student, servicemember, and small business protections with respect to debt collection practices, and for other purposes.

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National Action

Bring air medical evacuation services in-network

Date: Tue, March 23, 2021

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Despite the necessity of air medical services, many large health insurers refuse to bring transport services into their networks, giving patients no way to control air medical charges, even if they do (somehow) know in advance that these services will be needed, or what they cost.

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National Legislation

S 505: (Senate) Forced Arbitration Injustice Repeal Act

Sponsor: Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) on Mar 1, 2021
https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/117/s505

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This bill prohibits a predispute arbitration agreement from being valid or enforceable if it requires arbitration of an employment, consumer, antitrust, or civil rights dispute. (Link to support letter.)

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S 355: COVID–19 Medical Debt Collection Relief Act

Sponsor: Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) on Feb 22, 2021
https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/117/s355

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A bill to provide immediate relief for patients from certain medical debt collection efforts during and immediately after the COVID-19 public health emergency.

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National Legislation

HR 1023: Justice for Student Borrowers Act

Sponsor: Mary Scanlon (D-PA) on Feb 11, 2021
https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/117/hr1023

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This bill prohibits a predispute arbitration agreement from being valid or enforceable if it requires arbitration of a dispute relating to a private education loan.

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National Legislation

HR 953: Forced Arbitration Injustice Repeal Act

Sponsor: Henry “Hank” Johnson Jr. (D-GA) on Feb 11, 2021
https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/117/hr963

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This bill prohibits a predispute arbitration agreement from being valid or enforceable if it requires arbitration of an employment, consumer, antitrust, or civil rights dispute.

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National Legislation

HR 773: Medical Debt Relief Act of 2021 (House)

Sponsor: Katie Porter on Feb 3, 2021
https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/117/hr773

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To amend the Fair Credit Reporting Act to institute a 1-year waiting period before medical debt will be reported on a consumer's credit report and to remove paid-off and settled medical debts from credit reports that have been fully paid or settled, to amend the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act…

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National Legislation

S 214: Medical Debt Relief Act of 2021

Sponsor: Jeff Merkley (D-OR) on Feb 3, 2021
https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/117/s214

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This bill modifies requirements related to the reporting of medical debt. Specifically, a consumer reporting agency is prohibited from adding medical debt information to a consumer credit report if the debt was fully paid or settled, or is less than a year old. Additionally, a debt collector must notify the…