Full Committee Hearing

Economic Impact of the Growing Burden of Medical Debt

Date:   Tuesday, March 29, 2022 Time:   10:00 AM Location:   Dirksen Senate Office Building 538

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THE COMMITTEE ON BANKING, HOUSING, AND URBAN AFFAIRS will meet in OPEN SESSION, HYBRID FORMAT to conduct a hearing entitled, “Economic Impact of the Growing Burden of Medical Debt.” The witnesses will be: Ms. Robyn M. King, of Ohio; Ms. Emily Stewart, Executive Director, Community Catalyst; Dr. Benedic N. Ippolito, Senior Fellow, American Enterprise Institute; Professor David A. Hyman, Scott K. Ginsburg Professor of Health Law & Policy, Georgetown University Law Center; and Ms. Berneta L. Haynes, Staff Attorney, National Consumer Law Center.

Pursuant to guidance from the CDC and OAP, Senate office buildings are not open to the public other than official business visitors and credentialed press at this time. Accordingly, in-person visitors cannot be accommodated at this briefing. We encourage the public to utilize the Committee’s livestream of the hearing, available on the website at http://www.banking.senate.gov.

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Member Statements

  1. Chairman Sherrod Brown (D - Ohio)
  2. Ranking Member Patrick J. Toomey (R - Pennsylvania)


  1. Ms. Robyn M. King
    of Ohio
  2. Ms. Emily Stewart
    Executive Director
    Community Catalyst
  3. Dr. Benedic N. Ippolito
    Senior Fellow
    American Enterprise Institute
  4. Professor David A. Hyman
    Scott K. Ginsburg Professor of Health Law & Policy
    Georgetown University Law Center
  5. Ms. Berneta L. Haynes
    Staff Attorney
    National Consumer Law Center