Intimidating phone calls from bill collectors are a reality for millions of Americans. But thanks to the Biden administration, for folks with unpaid medical bills, help might soon be on the way.

That’s because on April 11 Vice President Kamala Harris announced the White House’s plan to ease the burden of unpaid medical bills and eliminate the consequential harassing phone calls from collections agencies.

“I have met so many people in so many communities in our nation who are struggling with this burden. Many of whom are managing an illness or an injury at the same time and who stay up at night, staring at the ceiling wondering if they’ll ever be able to pay off their medical debt,” Harris said at a press briefing. 

“No one in our nation should have to endure that. No one in our nation should have to go bankrupt just to get the healthcare they need.”

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