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How Medical Debt Forgiveness Benefits Hospitals
Health Leaders Media

Working with cash-strapped patients to restructure or forgive their medical debts could provide an excellent return on investment for hospitals that probably aren’t going to recover the money anyway, one analyst says.

The biggest hurdle, however, is getting the federal government to agree with the idea, says Brian Haile, senior vice president of Health Care Policy at Nashville-based Jackson Hewitt Tax Service.