Medical Debt
7:47 am
Tue April 21, 2015

Healthcare Reform Leaves Widespread Medical Debt Largely Untouched

District Court Judge Kevin Roy says medical debt comprises well over half the court files awaiting his signature each week.
Credit Rowan Moore Gerety / Northwest News Network

At the Yakima County courthouse, Presiding District Court Judge Kevin Roy walks past a rattling dot-matrix printer and long rows of color-coded folders to a shelf of files awaiting his signature. “If I was to pull one of these files, Judge Roy says, taking one from the shelf, “Yep, Memorial Physicians, PLLC. That’s not by luck.”

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