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Daisha Smith says she only realized she had been sued over her hospital bill when she saw her paycheck was being garnished. "I literally have no food in my house because they're garnishing my check," she says. Olivia Falcigno/NPR hide caption

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Hospitals Earn Little From Suing For Unpaid Bills. For Patients, It Can Be 'Ruinous'

When patients can't afford to pay their medical bills, many hospitals offer a payment plan — or free or discounted care. But some try to collect by suing patients and garnishing their wages.

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From 'Buffy' Superfan To Pulitzer Prize, A Critic Celebrates TV On Her Own Terms

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When Hospitals Sue For Unpaid Bills, It Can Be 'Ruinous' For Patients

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President Donald Trump presents the Medal of Honor to retired Army Staff Sgt. David Bellavia in the East Room of the White House on Tuesday. Bellavia received the award for conspicuous gallantry while serving in support of Operation Phantom Fury in Fallujah, Iraq in 2004. Alex Brandon/AP hide caption

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Medal Of Honor Awarded To Iraq War Veteran

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'Endgame' Nears All-Time Record, And The Age Of Disney Mega-Blockbusters Is Upon Us

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