Despite its reputation as one of the most prestigious medical institutions in the U.S., Johns Hopkins Hospital has a shocking record of hounding low income patients for medical debt, filing thousands of lawsuits, garnishing wages and seizing bank accounts. That’s the findings of a new research report from the AFL-CIO, National Nurses United, and the Coalition for a Humane Hopkins. Hopkins’ medical debt practices have a disproportionate impact on African American Baltimore residents, noted the study. "It's tragic that Johns Hopkins has strayed so far from one of its core values to provide exceptional care to low-income people," said AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Liz Shuler. To view the report, go to: Taking Neighbors to Court-Johns Hopkins Hospital Medical Debt Lawsuits
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