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Several North Texas hospitals provide services to help those who are struggling to pay for care.
We talked to the head of the hospital council about billing and why it works the way it does.
NBC 5 has seen how crushing medical debt can be for North Texans. Some of the lengths people are willing to go to avoid this financial epidemic are jaw-dropping.
As of Wednesday, NBC 5 viewers have donated $1.6 million to help end the medical debt epidemic.
NBC 5 and Dallas Morning News looked at the billing disclosures on websites of dozens of ER facilities across the area to see if the language met its marks.
Last week, NBC 5 launched a major initiative to help North Texans who are drowning in medical debt. As part of that initiative, we're providing resources and funding to challenge this epidemic head on.
Medical debt is the single largest cause of bankruptcy in America. Here's a simple video explanation of how it happens and what NBC 5 is doing to help forgive some of the debt.
NBC 5 partnered with RIP Medical Debt, buying up $2 million worth of medical debt for North Texas families.