NPR on aggressive hospital collection practices

The title of this piece, "When Nonprofit Hospitals Sue Their Poorest Patients," sums it up. The story raises important questions about nonprofit hospitals' social responsibility to low-income patients and highlights the harsh practices of one Missouri hospital that seizes more money from its patients than any other hospital in the state. The results are lawsuits, wage garnishments and unbreakable cycles of debt.

Listen to the story (a collaboration between NPR and ProPublica) here.

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