The Harsh Reality of Medical Debt Management Amongst Uninsured Americans

Americans without health insurance are fittingly burdened with the highest medical bills; however, these patients comprise an overall population of people who already struggle financially, and who ultimately are unable to pay off their medical debts sans coverage.

Uninsured American Get Hit With Biggest Hospital Bills

By the time Astra Augustus left Virtua Memorial Hospital in New Jersey after the last of four surgeries, she’d run up about $255,000 in bills.

At first, Augustus said, she thought she was lucky. Virtua gave her a charity discount, to $30,530. Then she got statements from the doctors who treated her in the hospital, adding $18,000. “I didn’t know who to pay first,” Augustus said…”