Can you imagine having to choose between feeding your children or paying money owed to a hospital? Going into bankruptcy or buying food? Wendi C. Thomas investigated the debt collecting practices of Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare in Memphis and discovered the hospital was targeting low income patients who were struggling to pay their bills. Because of this highly publicized investigation, Methodist Hospital had a change of heart, stopped its harsh practices and started to erase all debts owed.
What It Looks Like When a Hospital We Investigated Erases $11.9 Million in Medical Debt by Wendi C. Thomas, ProPublica and MLK50, propublica.org What do you think? Please write your comments below.