Bankruptcy and Medical Debt

The Senate Judiciary Administrative Oversight and The Courts Subcommittee held a hearing on proposed legislation to change current U.S.… read more

The Senate Judiciary Administrative Oversight and The Courts Subcommittee held a hearing on proposed legislation to change current U.S. bankruptcy laws to reduce the number of people filing for bankruptcy because of medical debt. Rhode Island Democrat Sheldon Whitehouse, who chaired the hearing, talked about his bill, S. 1624 the Medical Bankruptcy Fairness Act of 2009 to address the issue. Witnesses Elizabeth Edwards and John Pottow supported the Senator’s bill, while Aparna Mathur and Diana Furchtgott-Roth opposed it. close

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Program ID:
289547-1
Category:
Senate Committee
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Senate Committee
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Oct 20, 2009
Last Aired:
Oct 27, 2009

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  • Oct 20, 2009 | 10:03am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Oct 20, 2009 | 7:58pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Oct 21, 2009 | 12:05am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Oct 21, 2009 | 5:19am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Oct 21, 2009 | 8:54pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Oct 25, 2009 | 2:04pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Oct 26, 2009 | 10:31pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Oct 27, 2009 | 4:31am EDT | C-SPAN 3
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