In Nebraska, ProPublica reports,
debt collectors frequently sue over medical debts as small as $60 and a simple missed doctor’s bill can quickly land you in court.
Filing suit is one of the most aggressive ways to collect debt, but no one tracks how frequently it happens or to whom. An examination of Nebraska’s courts, however, shows that where debtors live can have an enormous, and unexpected, impact on the quantity and types of lawsuits.
Read the eye-opening report here.