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Medical Debt Epidemic

Medical Debt Epidemic

Tackling the "Medical Debt Epidemic,” helping North Texas families erase medical debt and minimize medical bills.

Mar 2, 2018

Medical Debt Epidemic: Hospital Billing Explained

Medical Debt Epidemic: Hospital Billing Explained

We talked to the head of the hospital council about billing and why it works the way it does.

Feb 22, 2018

Fear of Medical Debt Kept Cancer Patient From Chance at Life

Fear of Medical Debt Kept Cancer Patient From Chance at Life

Medical debt fears keep treatment out of reach, but one debt collector is working to try to help make things easier for those who are sick.

Mar 21, 2018

Do Not Throw Away This Yellow Envelope, Open It!

Do Not Throw Away This Yellow Envelope, Open It!

If you have outstanding medical debt, watch your mail for a yellow envelope that could contain some very, very good news!

Feb 23, 2018

Have Outstanding Medical Debt? Find Help Here

Have Outstanding Medical Debt? Find Help Here

NBC 5's Samantha Chatman and Wayne Carter, with our Responds team, held the following discussion on Facebook Live Thursday to answer questions about the Medical Debt Epidemic.

Feb 23, 2018

Facebook Live Q&A: NBC Donation and the Medical Debt Epidemic

Facebook Live Q&A: NBC Donation and the Medical Debt Epidemic

NBC 5's Samantha Chatman and Wayne Carter, with our Responds team, held the following discussion on Facebook Live Thursday to answer questions about the Medical Debt Epidemic.

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Medical Debt Epidemic: Hospital Billing Explained

Medical Debt Epidemic: Hospital Billing Explained

Looking at hospital bills, it's easy to get frustrated with the amount of money some things cost. We talked to the head of the hospital council about billing and why it works the way it does.
NBC 5 Pays Off $2 Million in Medical Debt for North Texans

NBC 5 Pays Off $2 Million in Medical Debt for North Texans

Whether you're insured or uninsured, medical debt shows no mercy.  It's a financial epidemic that has claimed more than 64 million Americans, and that number keeps going up.
Family Forced to Sell Home to Pay for Medical Care

Family Forced to Sell Home to Pay for Medical Care

Some North Texas families, like the Wilzbach's of McKinney, are having to take drastic measures to combat medical debt.
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