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Bills Overdue, Hospital Seeks Liens on Patients

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Bills Overdue, Hospital Seeks Liens on Patients

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Bills Overdue, Hospital Seeks Liens on Patients

Bills Overdue, Hospital Seeks Liens on Patients

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Faced with increasing red ink, American hospitals are becoming more aggressive in their pursuit of patients who don't pay. Nancy Cohen reports on a hospital in Springfield, Mass., that puts liens on the homes of some patients.