Reforming Medical Debt Collection In Maryland | WYPR

Reforming Medical Debt Collection In Maryland

Dec 21, 2020

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Over the past decade, Maryland hospitals filed more than 140,000 lawsuits against patients, to recover unpaid bills. The median amount owed was just $944. Left unpaid, this debt can lead to a lien on a person’s home or car, or even garnished wages. Marceline White of the Maryland Consumer Rights Coalition, describes the crushing burden of an unpaid hospital bill.

Click here for more information about the Medical Debt Freedom Fund. Click here to read the report on medical debt lawsuits in Maryland.