Medical Bills


Following a report that UVA’s medical center had sued 36,000 people over the last six years for unpaid medical bills, the hospital has announced new policies for financial aid and collections.  Many more people are likely to receive free care under those rules.


The University of Virginia’s medical center says it’s doing a comprehensive review of its financial assistance policies and will have an announcement Friday. 

The news comes after Kaiser Health News slammed the hospital for suing thousands of patients, taking their wages, savings and homes. 

Insurance companies and healthcare providers are engaged in a pitched lobbying effort in Washington and Richmond on surprise billing.