Biden administration to ban medical debt from credit reports

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In a sweeping change that could improve millions of Americans' ability to own a home or buy a car, the Biden administration on Tuesday proposed a rule to ban medical debt from credit reports.

The rule, announced by Vice President Kamala Harris and Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director Rohit Chopra, comes as President Joe Biden beefs up his efforts to persuade Americans his administration is lowering costs, a chief concern for voters in the upcoming election.

“This is going to be an enormous relief to so many people battling bills when it comes to hospital visits,” Chopra told ABC News in an exclusive interview ahead of the policy announcement.