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Black Patients Disproportionately Impacted by Johns Hopkins’ Medical Debt Lawsuits

Nicole Rojas
May 18, 2019 - 5:00

The Johns Hopkins Hospital has targeted low-income and African American patients in thousands of lawsuits for unpaid medical bills, a new report by the AFL-CIO, National Nurses United, and the Coalition for a Humane Hopkins claimed. The Baltimore-area hospital filed more than 2,400 lawsuits in Maryland courts from 2009 to 2018 seeking payment for medical debt. According to the report, the lawsuits have targeted low-income patients, many of whom likely qualify for reduced or charity-covered payments.  

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