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Hospitals Still Suing Patients in Coronavirus Hotspots

As millions of Americans lost their jobs and fell sick with the coronavirus this summer, hospitals in some of the hardest-hit states were getting back to the business of suing their patients.

Why it matters: The Americans least likely to be able to pay their medical bills are the same people who are vulnerable to the virus and its economic fallout.

The big picture: Almost all of the roughly two dozen Community Health Systems hospitals in Florida, Texas and Arizona have sued patients since the pandemic beganMany paused or slowed down in the spring, but then resumed business as usual over the summer — when these states were being hit hardest.

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