New Colorado law prevents medical debt from showing on your credit report
August 23, 2023
By: Jeff Anastasio
“You can go to annualcreditreport.com to get copies of your credit reports and review them to see if your medical information is still on there,” said Gilbert. “ If you do see an error, like if your medical data is still showing up even though this new law prohibits that you have the right to take action and file what’s called a dispute.”
The Colorado Hospital Association, Mental Health Colorado and Healthier Colorado were among the major health organizations that supported the new law, but before its passage, critics argued that while the medical debt doesn’t mean someone is financially irresponsible, it could serve as an important indicator to a potential lender of a person’s ability to pay their bills.