Starting July 12, people with a total of $6.7 million in old medical debt in several counties near Syracuse, NY will receive bright yellow envelopes in the mail. For this, they can thank 18-year-old Talia Zames.
Nonprofit hospitals pay virtually no local, state or federal income tax. According to published reports, that doesn’t stop them from going after medical debt.
The RIP Medical Debt story has been before, but it may never have been told as powerfully as it was in this video by Freethink.
A health epidemic that you might not hear enough about: Rural hospitals in America are closing at alarming rates. Here’s a roundup of some recent stories in the news.
Military.com highlights RIP Medical Debt: “For thousands of veterans and family members, the mailings, which have been going out since 2016, have been the winning ticket for getting out from under a mountain of medical bills.”
A struggling group: middle-class folks who have followed the rules and paid for employer-based medical insurance, only to find that soaring health care costs — combined with high deductibles, high copayments and surprise medical bills — leave them vulnerable.