Even before the coronavirus pandemic, Americans were struggling with major barriers to accessing quality health care. Now, with a ravaged economy and record job loss, high health care costs are even more devastating. Nowhere is this more true than with hospital care, the single largest component of national health care spending. With new examples of predatory and financially toxic hospital practices against consumers coming to light across the country – like lawsuits, wage garnishment and other heavy-handed collection efforts – Consumers for Quality Care is highlighting this growing trend through its #HospitalFail campaign.
Watch the video below to learn more about toxic hospital billing practices.
Find resources here to help consumers who fall victim to these predatory practices.