By Dagny Taggart
Health care expenses are a massive burden for many Americans, and for some, they can be financially devastating.
A new report from Kaiser Health News revealed some shocking examples of just how bad things can get for some people.
‘UVA Has Ruined Us’: Health System Sues Thousands Of Patients, Seizing Paychecks And Claiming Homes covers the cases of individuals who are dealing with serious financial hardship due to the University of Virginia Health System’s aggressive collection practices.
The article begins with the story of Heather Waldron, who required emergency surgery in 2017. She believed she had insurance at the time – it wasn’t until after her hospitalization that she learned a computer error involving the HealthCare.gov website caused a lapse in her coverage.
If the insurance companies and certain government regulations weren’t involved, the price of medical care would be more affordable and we wouldn’t be in this mess.
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