September 8, 2023 — Featured News

Appearing in CNN on Sep. 8, 2023, Casey Tolan and Ed Lavandera interview Berneta Haynes in for a story on how the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, (UAMS) Arkansas’ flagship public health sciences university, has been aggressively suing thousands of former patients over medical debt in recent years, including hundreds of its own employees.

“Hounding people for money, wage garnishments, seizure of bank accounts, all over minimal amounts of money… it feels draconian and cruel. This is why people end up avoiding necessary healthcare, because they don’t want to face the spiral of medical debt.”

Berneta Haynes, senior attorney at the National Consumer Law Center

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