Hospital bills

Legislation that would protect patients against the medical debt practice passed the state legislature this year and is awaiting a signature from the governor.
Per capita spending on hospital care in New York rose by about 30% in just four years. The costs can get handed down to the unions' members, many of whom work low-income jobs.
“I don’t know any other nonprofit charity out there that’s suing 10,000 people”
Last year unemployed Bronx doorman Alexis Rodriguez was hospitalized with pneumonia for three weeks at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital. Last week he received the bill: $44,776,587 for outpatient services.
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