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Until very recently, the separate company that runs the emergency department at Nashville General Hospital was continuing to haul patients who couldn't pay medical bills into court. Blake Farmer/WPLN hide caption

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It's Not Just Hospitals That Are Quick To Sue Patients Who Can't Pay

The firm that staffed the emergency room with doctors at Nashville General Hospital was taking more patients to court for unpaid medical bills than any other hospital or practice in the city.

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To Combat Homelessness, Spokane Is Starting To Put Relationships Before Punishments

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Until very recently, the separate company that runs the emergency department at Nashville General Hospital was continuing to haul patients who couldn't pay medical bills into court. Blake Farmer/WPLN hide caption

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Blake Farmer/WPLN

It's Not Just Hospitals That Are Quick To Sue Patients Who Can't Pay

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