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    Re: County in rural Kansas is jailing people for medical debt

    Equal protection of the law for unemployment compensation in our at-will employment States!

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    Re: County in rural Kansas is jailing people for medical debt

    Quote Originally Posted by Moonglow View Post
    I live right next to Kansass and have for many years, Kansass has it's own way of doing things and it is all directed by Republicanism.
    So despite the headline by the op being dishonest and factually wrong and you originally believing such nonsense after it being shown to you to be BS you are just going to stock your fingers in your ears and tell it’s not true over and over.

    How unsurprising.

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    So yes, I think the US attacked itself and blames Iran for it just so they can start a conflict that fires up the oil prices again. It could have been an Iranian soldier or Iranian rebel that secretly works as a double-agent for the US which is how the US has started conflicts since 1940 by infiltrating countries armies.


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    Re: County in rural Kansas is jailing people for medical debt

    A class action to improve our rights through equal protection of the law!

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    Re: County in rural Kansas is jailing people for medical debt

    Quote Originally Posted by Digger View Post
    Showing up to court can be a major hurdle for some people, especially in rural areas where transportation is an issue. But you know, the person in this story was working two jobs to try and pay off his debt and missed a couple court dates. If missing a court date gets you strip searched and hosed down and thrown in a prison cell, we shouldn't be making people show up to court over and over and over again for debt. Because they will miss a couple court dates eventually.

    Have you ever been stuck in the system?
    So you now admit that no one was put in jail for not paying debt and have now moved on to claim that it was simply to inconvenient for him to go to court so he should not be punished.

    Do you have some evidence that he doesn’t own a car or could not find another way to get to court or are you simply making things up.

    And if you don’t like the consequences of missing a court date then perhaps you shouldn’t miss them in the future.

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    Re: County in rural Kansas is jailing people for medical debt

    Unemployment compensation for simply being unemployed in our at-will employment States can help with this issue as well under our form of Capitalism.

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    Re: County in rural Kansas is jailing people for medical debt

    Quote Originally Posted by braindrain View Post
    So despite the headline by the op being dishonest and factually wrong and you originally believing such nonsense after it being shown to you to be BS you are just going to stock your fingers in your ears and tell it’s not true over and over.

    How unsurprising.
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    Re: County in rural Kansas is jailing people for medical debt

    Quote Originally Posted by Thoreau72 View Post
    Semantics prevail over justice. Welcome to the US of A.

    Can we rationalize a way to flog the man so that his debt could be forgiven?
    This is not semantics. It's fact.

    If I park illegally and my car is towed, that is a fact. Why I parked illegally is tangent, but not the cause of the towing.

    I may have parked illegally because I was in a hurry as my wife was giving birth and my only thought was to get her into the delivery room.

    However, my car was not towed because my wife gave birth. The tow truck driver may guess that leaving the car blocking the E-Room entrance was due to a medical condition, but he just hooked the car and towed it.

    I have no idea what flogging has to do with forgiving debt unless it's a part of a contract arrangement. Are you in such an arrangement? Do you know of any such arrangements in today's world?
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    Re: County in rural Kansas is jailing people for medical debt

    Quote Originally Posted by Digger View Post
    "Are you saying it's not happening or are you saying there's nothing wrong with it?"



    So if you're not saying that it didn't happen, and you're not saying that it's OK, that means that you agree that it did happen and that it isn't OK. Why are you calling it fake news?
    I have no idea why your talking about whatever it is you're talking about.

    Contempt of court is contempt of court. Whatever it is that you are asserting it might be is simply wrong.

    Re-read the article for greater understanding.
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    Re: County in rural Kansas is jailing people for medical debt

    The other side of this is how does a business operate with a 1,5 million loss in a year? Who makes up that loss?


    Coffeyville Regional Medical Center is the only hospital within a 40-mile radius, and it reported $1.5 million in uncollectible patient debt in 2017. A nonprofit run in a city-owned building, the hospital accounts for the vast majority of medical debt lawsuits in the county — about 2,000 in the past five years.
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    it is the Left that is engaged in the systematic shredding of norms and the undermining of the rule of law.”

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    Re: County in rural Kansas is jailing people for medical debt

    Three nearby hospitals in this rural region have closed in the past several years, meaning ambulances make more trips. A half-hour from Coffeyville, Independence runs its ambulance service at about a $300,000 annual loss.

    When Medical Debt Collectors Decide Who Gets Arrested



    Even after lawsuits are filed, they try to connect eligible debtors with the Coffeyville hospital to apply for financial assistance, he said. Last year, the hospital wrote off $1.7 million in charity care, said Bell, the hospital lawyer. “That is evidence of a hospital that cares.”
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    Attorney General William Barr: “The fact of the matter is that, in waging a scorched earth, no-holds-barred war of 'Resistance' against this Administration,
    it is the Left that is engaged in the systematic shredding of norms and the undermining of the rule of law.”

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