Some things I have observed by using our shitshow of a healthcare system (US): Reddit

Some things I have observed by using our shitshow of a healthcare system (US): Reddit

This interesting piece of writing comes to us courtesy of Reddit, which calls itself “the front page of the internet.” She posted it on the subreddit channel r/self.povertyfinance. I saw it and reached out to her to ask if we could re-post on our blog because we are interested in her perspective. She agreed. She […]

What happens if you don’t pay a hospital bill? – The Atlantic

What happens if you don’t pay a hospital bill? – The Atlantic

“On March 8, 2011, Joclyn Krevat, an occupational therapist in New York, was sitting at her computer when she received a most unusual LinkedIn request,” Olga Khazan writes over at The Atlantic. “The wording was the familiar: ‘I’d like to add you to my professional network.’ The sender was familiar, too, but not for the […]

Doctor suffers accident, ends up with $27,000 going to debt collection

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Doctor suffers accident, ends up with $27,000 going to debt collection

“Dr. Matthew Wetschler can no longer practice medicine. Matthew Wetschler is a Stanford-trained emergency room doctor. He’s also a friend,” Christina Farr writes over at CNBC. “In November 2017 while surfing in San Francisco near his home in Ocean Beach, he hit his head hard on a shallow sand bar and broke his neck. He […]

IRS issues new regulations on patient finances, collections: Fierce Health Finance

Summary: “The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) on Monday released new regulations on how non-profit hospitals collect sums owed by patients. The intent of the regulations is to prod hospitals to behave in a more transparent manner with patients and give them an opportunity to apply for financial assistance. The rules bar hospitals from seeking payments […]