Jerry Davich of the Chicago Tribune reports an extraordinary and harrowing story of a single mother who was pulled over for a traffic stop only to learn a warrant was out for her arrest — stemming from an unpaid medical bill
“A new Yale study reveals nearly half of patients with heart disease are facing medical debt. And about 1 in five say they can’t pay their medical bills at all,” NBC News reports. “Even patients with insurance had financial hardship
As we approach the State of the Union and healthcare continues to impact federal and state legislative agendas, one topic highly related to medical debt continues to build: The push to end surprise medical bills.
As concerns about out of control medical debt continue to grow, so do the legislative battles.
It’s a not-very-well-known secret in the health care business.
Hospitals continue to report uncompensated care.