s skippy the bush kangaroo: pay up or bleed to death

skippy the bush kangaroo

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

pay up or bleed to death

this is where our society has finally come. debtors prisons now seem, well..."quaint"
one of the nation's largest medical debt collection companies — already the subject of a lawsuit over alleged privacy violations — finds itself in more hot water as newly released documents claim that agency employees are actually working in hospital emergency rooms and sometimes demanding that patients pay up before they receive any further medical attention.

the nytimes reports on hundreds of pages of documents pertaining to the debt collector's practices obtained from the minnesota attorney general.

according to the times, the debt collector promises savings and increased collections to hospitals if they turn over control of certain administrative functions. this includes putting employees of the collections company in the emergency room - consumerist /nytimes

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