Aneri Pattani - Kaiser Health News
More than 100 million people in the U.S. have medical debt, which can ruin credit and deplete savings. One woman who was hounded for years by debt collectors for a bill she never should have gotten.
Despite a consensus that patients should be able to get mental health care from primary care doctors, insurance policies and financial incentives may not support that.
A family received a $4,928 bill that was settled with the health system 18 months earlier, resurrecting painful memories. Hospital billing experts say this distressing scenario occurs frequently.