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Can hospitals hold patients “hostage” over unpaid bills?

Can hospitals hold patients “hostage” over unpaid bills?

This article is co-authored by Advocate Keral Mehta Healthcare institutions/ hospitals often hold patients “hostage” long after they should be medically discharged, using armed guards, locked doors, and even chains to extract money for unpaid bills. Even death does not guarantee release because even morgues hold dead bodies for unpaid hospital bills. Most recently, a …

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