#HospitalFail - South Carolina

KHN: Hospital Group Mum As Members Pursue Patients With Lawsuits And Debt Collectors

Jay Hancock, December 28, 2019

"In Memphis, Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare sued patients for unpaid bills more than 8,000 times over five years, ProPublica reported. In South Carolina, hospitals have been taking millions in tax refunds from patients and their families, an examination by The Post and Courier showed."


Post and Courier: Guilty No Matter What

Mary Katherine Wildeman, April 20, 2019

"The lump turned out to be nothing, and she turned her attention to other matters. But after the next tax season, Paeschke got a letter explaining that her refund went to MUSC to pay an outstanding bill she didn’t realize she had. She doesn’t remember the amount she owed. It turned out the initial payment she made just covered a portion of the visit."