The Nonprofit Hospital That Makes Millions, Owns a Collection Agency and Relentlessly Sues the Poor

In partnership with MLK50, ProPublica investigates a nonprofit hospital system’s aggressive debt collection practices with poor patients: “Its own employees are no exception. Since 2014, Methodist has sued dozens of its workers for unpaid medical bills, including a hospital housekeeper sued in 2017 for more than $23,000. That year, she told the court, she made $16,000. She’s in a court-ordered payment plan, but in the case of more than 70 other employees, Methodist has garnished the wages it pays them to recoup its medical charges.”

Source: ProPublica
Published: Jun 27, 2019
Length: 26 minutes (6,630 words)