Don't Let Creditors Take Patients' Homes Because of Medical Debt

A serious injury can have a devastating impact on your life — the last thing any patient needs is to also be threatened with losing their home. But that's exactly what can happen.

Right now, creditors are allowed to place a medical lien on your home if you are unable to pay your medical bills. In some states they can actually force the homeowner to sell their home even if they do not want to.

Medical debt is the number one source of personal bankruptcy filings in the United States. More than a quarter of U.S. adults — including people who have insurance — are struggling to pay their medical bills.

There is hope for Coloradans, though. There's a bill (HB19-1145) in our state General Assembly that would exempt a person's primary residence from attachment or execution of a lien as the result of a judgment for medical debt.

No one deserves to have their home taken away because of medical expenses.

Tell your state representatives to support legislation to protect Coloradans from having their homes taken away due to medical debt.
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