Can You Go to Jail for a $200 Medical Bill?

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What happens if you’re too sick to appear in court for your medical debtor’s exam? Consumer protection attorney Peter Holland shares that we should definitely handle medical debt differently because it’s not discretionary spending – it’s usually emergency spending. Peter also shares that 1-3 families in this country do not have any savings, and 41% do not even have 2,000 saved to pay for a medical emergency. He’s met people that have gone to jail over a $200 hospital bill.