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View Diary: NYT: Debt Collectors In The E.R. And At Your Bedside During Recovery (168 comments)

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  •  I wonder about effect on healing (0+ / 0-)

    I wonder if you're in a hospital room recovering from an illness or surgery and a bill collector comes in and starts asking for money, what the effect is on healing - does it prolong it, does it cause other health issues? Does it harm the doctor/patient relationship because the patient may be resentful or embarrassed?

    I don't trust that these bill collectors are all nice and calm and wouldn't use scare tactics like "we'll have to release you from the hospital if we don't get a payment."

    I think this is a really bad idea.

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