Second Century Initiative scholar Erin Fuse Brown, an Associate Professor of Law and member of the Georgia State College of Law’s Center for Law, Health and Society, recently spoke to National Public Radio (NPR) about the philosophical issues surrounding hospitals which file lawsuits against patients for unpaid bills.
Fuse Brown told NPR:
“There has to be a balance between getting their bills paid but also being a reasonable community member. It doesn’t seem to be worth the effort, and it’s so ruinous to the patient — not just the financial obligation but the effect on your credit, on your record, the emotional effect of being sued.”
You can also visit https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2019/06/25/735385283/hospitals-earn-little-from-suing-for-unpaid-bills-for-patients-it-can-be-ruinous to read the full story.
— Jeremy Craig, Communications Manager, Office of the Provost