Maryland Advocates Launch Medical Debt Freedom Fund

The Maryland Consumer Rights Coalition (MCRC) announced today the launch of the Medical Debt Freedom Fund.

Here’s more on what it is and how it works:

The vicious circle linking health and poverty remains a challenge in Maryland. The rising cost of insurance coupled with an unexpected medical emergency can lead to medical debt — one of the biggest drivers of consumer debt today. Our Preying on Patients report found that Maryland hospitals, which are paid to provide free healthcare to low-income families, instead sued