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Feds scrutinize medical credit cards sold by dentists and doctors

A new form of medical debt can create financial ruin for anyone who gets sick

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The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is alerting consumers not to jump at any of the new “medical credit card” -- financing options that some dentists, doctors, and hospitals are starting to push. And the agency indeed thinks these providers are being a bit pushy. 

In a recently published update, the CFPB suggests that the terms of those deals are a little more than most consumers understand and that healthcare providers haven’t done a good job explaining the ...

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