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'Credit card or check?' Hospital patients say bill collectors sought payment in E.R.

Rock Center

NBC's Mike Taibbi investigates claims from a number of Minnesota patients that, in the midst of their medical emergency, they were approached and asked for payment. The claims sparked Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson to investigate the payment practices at a group of hospitals in the state. The hospital group acknowledged to Rock Center that some patients "did not have the experience they deserve." The company the hospital group contracted with says the Attorney General's allegations misstate the nature of their business.