Bad Bedside Manna: Bank Loans Signed In The Hospital Leave Patients Vulnerable

(By Shefali Luthra for Kaiser Health News)

Laura Cameron, then three months pregnant, tripped and fell in a parking lot and landed in the emergency room last May — her blood pressure was low and she was scared and in pain. She was flat on her back and plugged into a saline drip when a hospital employee approached her gurney to discuss how she would pay her hospital bill. Continue reading article here…

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