Frank and Belinda VanderSloot

Frank and Belinda VanderSloot will be honored with the John and Abigail Adams Award on Feb. 1.

The Alturas Institute has announced that it will present to Frank and Belinda VanderSloot the John and Abigail Adams Award for their creation of a consumer protection fund to defend Idahoans from excessive attorney fees in medical debt collection cases. The couple will be honored at a dinner on February 1, at the Hilton Garden Inn.

The VanderSloots created the legal defense fund—Idaho Medical Debt—on April 25, 2019 and, to date, have contributed $1 million to represent some 140 citizens embroiled in debt collection cases. In addition, the VanderSloots have proposed legislative reform in the area of medical debt collections.

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