Consumer Advocates Call for Pandemic Debt Relief

Andy Spears
2 min readDec 8, 2020

Advocates with the National Consumer Law Center (NCLC) are calling on the Biden Administration to enact debt relief policies within the first 100 days of taking office.

The NCLC is specifically targeting medical debt, noting:

“Medical debt harms tens of millions of consumers, with nearly 1 in 6 Americans contacted by a debt collector over a healthcare bill, and 21% of residents in mainly nonwhite zip codes with at least one medical debt in collection on their credit reports. Medical debt is a contributing cause to more…

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Andy Spears

Writer and policy advocate living in Nashville, TN —Public Policy Ph.D. — writes on education policy, consumer affairs, and more . . .