Medical Costs

What Happens When You Don’t Pay a Hospital Bill

As Americans sink under medical expenses, debt collectors go to great—and sometimes strange—lengths to collect. On March 8, 2011, Joclyn Krevat, an occupational therapist in New York, was sitting at her computer when she received...

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The Underlying Causes of Surprise Medical Bills

By David Blumenthal, M.D. and Shanoor Seervai, The Commonwealth Fund. Why do people get surprise bills in the first place and what can policymakers do to address the problem? Consumers’ shock in receiving surprise medical… Read More