Medical debt bill heads to House floor


After almost five hours of often passionate, occasionally angry testimony both from people in the medical and debt collection industries and from people from eastern Idaho with personal stories about how they had been forced to pay bills many times more than their original medical bills, the House Business Committee voted to send the bill to the House floor with a “do pass” recommendation. Reps. Vito Barbieri, R-Dalton Gardens, and Tammy Nichols, R-Middleton, cast the only “No” votes.