HB23-1126: Medical Debt Credit Reporting Protections

CCLP is proud to support HB23-1126, tackling the collateral burdens of medical debt in Colorado. Sign the petition to let lawmakers know that medical debt should NOT impact credit reports and scores!

One in 8 Coloradans (12.1%) has medical debt in collections. As a whole, Coloradans hold an estimated $1.3 billion in medical debt. We also know that certain groups are disproportionately impacted by medical debt, including people of color, people earning low- and moderate-incomes, people with disabilities, people in poor health, young people, women, and LGBTQ+ people. The impacts of medical debt vary greatly, but can lead to detrimental physical and mental health outcomes, through both avoidance of further medical care and the health effects of stress.

Currently in Colorado, medical debt is reported on consumer reports and credit reports. This compounds the harm for those facing debt, by impacting financial health and reducing economic stability, creating barriers for affected individuals wherever consumer reports are used.

Thank you to Rep. Naquetta Ricks & Sen. Tony Exum for sponsoring this important legislation.

HB23-1126 would improve the credit reporting situation for 700,000 Coloradans by:

Get the facts

Download the latest HB23-1126 fact sheet today! (updated March 13, 2023)

Supporters of HB23-1126

  • AARP Colorado
  • ALS Association
  • Bell Policy Center
  • Centennial State Prosperity
  • Chronic Care Collaborative
  • Community Economic Defense Project
  • Colorado Center on Law and Policy
  • Colorado Children’s Campaign
  • Colorado Coalition for the Homeless
  • Colorado Community Health Network
  • Colorado Consumer Health Initiative
  • Colorado Cross-Disability Coalition
  • Colorado Hospital Association
  • Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition
  • Colorado Organization for Latina Opportunity and Reproductive Rights
  • Colorado Poverty Law Project
  • Disability Law Colorado
  • Elephant Circle
  • Healthier Colorado
  • Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
  • Lutheran Advocacy Ministry Colorado
  • Mental Health Colorado
  • New Era Colorado
  • Progress Now Colorado
  • Rocky Mountain MicroFinance Institute
  • Small Business Majority
  • Soul 2 Soul Sisters
  • Spring Institute
  • Towards Justice
  • Young Invincibles