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8/27/98, 11:13AM If I'm not mistaken, there are special rules for medical debts (at least here in California). I believe that efforts to collect emergency medical debts cannot be reported as a bad debt on your credit report, even if it goes to collections.

Does anyone else know about this?


8/27/98, 11:25M My brother-in-law owns a collection agency. I will ask him about reporting of medical collections.

Ms Joe



OK, I finally talked to my brother-in-law. Here's the scoop on medical collections and your credit report: Most doctors and hospitals will not report you to the credit bureaus for non-payment. However, once your account it turned over to a collection agency the agency can and probably will report to credit. And, yes, we are in California.

Ms Joe
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