You may have heard that credit reports are no longer reporting medical debts. After reviewing the report put out by Transunion, it appears this isn’t exactly correct.
Like many Americans coming out of the Covid pandemic, you may be faced with large medical debt. You may be hopeful reading that credit reporting agencies won’t be reporting medical debt but the truth is, there is only minor changes to the reporting practices of medical debt.
“Effective July 1, 2022, paid medical collection debt will no longer be included on consumer credit reports.” That is debt that is paid, so great, it shouldn’t be there any how.
“The time period before unpaid medical collection debt would appear on a credit report will be increased from 6 months to one year.” Yes, this will give you more time but if you can’t afford to pay the debt it will still eventually report to your credit, hurting your credit rating.
“In 2023 medical debt under $500 will no longer be reported.” While this is nice, most medical debt under $500 can we worked out in minimal payments, it is the large medical debt that is the problem and will still be an issue for most consumers.
Medical debts hurt your credit report and these changes will only bring minimal relief for the millions of consumers struggling to get loan approvals. Bankruptcy can often be an option to provide real relief. Chapter 7 Bankruptcy can wipe out the medical debt that may be negatively affecting your credit score. Contact a Bankruptcy Lawyer at any of our offices, Altamonte Springs, Waterford Lakes, Winter Garden, Orlando, or St. Cloud for a consultation to see if, Chapter 7 Bankruptcy might be a good option for you.