Memphis Hospital Raises Minimum Wage, Promises to Stop Suing Employees for Medical Bills - Articles

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Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Jul 30, 2019
Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare is raising its minimum wage to $15 an hour over the next 17 months and will no longer pursue legal action against its employees or garnish their wages for unpaid medical bills, the Commercial Appeal reports. Methodist also said it is revising its financial assistance policy. Methodist will no longer pursue legal collection actions to anybody making up to 250% of the federal poverty guidelines regardless of insurance status. Methodist LeBonheur Healthcare had regularly sued low-income patients and even its own low-wage employees for unpaid medical bills that can cost thousands of dollars.