In Alabama, A Public Hospital Serves the Poor — with Lawsuits


Public hospitals can be among the most aggressive in collecting debts from poor patients, not only garnishing their wages, but cleaning out their bank accounts. “It makes me sick,” said one legal aid attorney.
Investigative (Alabama)

Paul Keil
ProPublica
December 22, 2014
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Tags: Consumer Protection, Health Care

Organizations mentioned/involved: Legal Services Alabama (LSA)


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Public hospitals can be among the most aggressive in collecting debts from poor patients, not only garnishing their wages, but cleaning out their bank accounts. “It makes me sick,” said one legal aid attorney.