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Medical Debt: How Nonprofit Hospitals Contribute to the Debt Crisis in North Carolina

According to a recent analysis by the North Carolina State Health Plan, several of the state’s nonprofit hospitals “charged the poor approximately three times the national average.” 12 to 30 percent of people with medical debt were eligible for charity treatment in 2019, but did not get it. Instead, ‘charitable’ hospitals taxed patients and pursued aggressive methods to collect on invoices, including harming credit ratings, garnishing income, and bringing lawsuits.

The COVID-19 epidemic has only exacerbated the situation, and nonprofit institutions are feeding North Carolina’s medical debt disaster. Recent studies indicate that despite nonprofit hospitals’ tax-exempt status, many of them do not offer appropriate charitable care. The state does not regulate how nonprofit hospitals carry out their humanitarian aims, hence charity care as a whole fails to safeguard “financially disadvantaged people from debilitating medical debt.”

As of June 2020, it was predicted that $140 billion in medical debt was being collected in the United States. According to the UCLA Anderson Review, medical debt is relatively concentrated among the most economically challenged populations in the United States.

Limiting Amounts of Medical Debt

Medical debt might make it impossible to get a vehicle loan, a mortgage, or even a job. After an unforeseen accident or sickness, it may be quite difficult to change your life if you have a poor credit score and regular debt collection.

Thankfully, there is hope for people with overwhelming medical debt.

Insolvency As a Resolution
Medical debts may be discharged (erased) in bankruptcy. After a bankruptcy discharge, creditors are no longer permitted to record on credit reports, collect debts, or garnish bank accounts. In my experience as a bankruptcy attorney, this procedure provides individuals with the necessary new start after an illness or accident.

After filing for bankruptcy, many of my clients feel relieved because they no longer have to worry about their creditors. Without the burden of debt, individuals may concentrate on what is really important, such as family, friends, professions, or even a pastime.

Big Ford, one of my customers, composed me a “thank you” rap song after I helped him organize his money via bankruptcy; you may listen to it on my website.

I want to assist you in eliminating your severe medical financial problems and achieving the same level of achievement. I have almost a decade of legal expertise, and I provide results quickly.

You will work directly with me if you retain my company, Hoard Law, P. C.