How America’s Top Hospitals Hound Patients With Predatory Billing

According to a recent report published on Axios, a new analysis reveals that many of the top hospitals in America pursue patients with lawsuits and other predatory billing practices

In February 2018, Stephen Swett went to the emergency room at Westchester Medical Center in New York seeking help for withdrawal from Suboxone, which treats opioid addiction. Swett — a 44-year old truck driver — says he sat on a gurney until he was discharged. Then in June of last year, the hospital filed a court summons, the beginning of its attempt to collect the $2,539.43 it said Swett owed for his trip.

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