Monday, February 08, 2010

S.1624: Medical Bankruptcy Fairness Act of 2009

S.1624: Medical Bankruptcy Fairness Act of 2009; Senator Sheldon Whitehouse D-RI
A bill to amend title 11 of the United States Code, to provide protection for medical debt homeowners, to restore bankruptcy protections for individuals experiencing economic distress as caregivers to ill, injured, or disabled family members, and to exempt from means testing debtors whose financial problems were caused by serious medical problems, and for other purposes.

Comment: This bill has all the hallmarks of "feel-good bill." But closer inspection points to a federal bill that once again usurps the role of the states. Where in the US Constitution does it call for such a measure? This is the states purview. This bill should be opposed.

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