(Phoenix) – The Associated Press called the race for Prop 209 last night, with Yes leading No by 75% to 25%, showing that Arizona voters will pass the Predatory Debt Collection Protection Act. The Act, which will protect families struggling with medical debt, was sponsored by Healthcare Rising Arizona. While vote counting will not be finished for several more days, these returns demonstrate that Prop 209 will become law in January.
“After talking to voters and hearing from families struggling with medical debt across the state, we felt confident there was strong support for this measure,” said Healthcare Rising Arizona member and small business owner Liz Gorski of Prescott. “It’s a relief for ordinary Arizonans who are suffering from medical debt. Capping the interest rate on medical debt at 3 percent and protecting people’s homes and vehicles from predatory debt collectors will reduce the pressure on people burdened by medical debt.”
Healthcare Rising Arizona is a membership organization of everyday Arizonans – patients and caregivers, family, friends, and neighbors – dedicated to improving our standard of health and living. It has over 1,200 contributing members in Arizona.
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