36% of Virginia Hospitals Garnished Wages of Patients in 2017

36% of Virginia Hospitals Garnished Wages of Patients in 2017 “… We identified 20 054 warrant-in-debt lawsuits and 9232 garnishment cases in 2017. Garnishing was conducted by 48 of 135 Virginia hospitals (36%), of which 71% were nonprofit and 75% urban, compared with 53% nonprofit and 91% urban among hospitals that did not garnish. The mean […]

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1 in 5 Americans have Donated to a Medical Crowdfunding Campaign

1 in 5 Americans have Donated to a Medical Crowdfunding Campaign “Millions of Americans are contributing to crowdfunding platforms to help pay for rising healthcare expenses, researchers found. One in five people reported contributing to crowdfunding campaigns to cover medical bills and treatments, according to a survey of just over 1,000 people released by the National Opinion […]

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Fewer Adults Have Difficulty Paying Their Medical Bills, but the Improvement Has Stalled

Fewer Adults Have Difficulty Paying Their Medical Bills, but the Improvement Has Stalled “There was modest but significant improvement following the ACA’s coverage expansions in the proportion of all U.S. adults who reported having difficulty paying their medical bills or said they were paying off medical debt over time (Table 4). Federal surveys have found […]

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