At a time when so many are in need and when HealthOne has posted record profits, their parent company, HCA, continues to pursue aggressive collections tactics against Colorado patients who can’t afford to pay their medical bills. Our local non-profit health care providers have written off medical debt for many patients. Meanwhile, for-profit HealthONE has sued thousands and pursued aggressive collections practices. In fact, HCA HealthONE’s collection firm, Medicredit, has sued at least 7,800 Coloradans for medical debt.
Despite reporting hundreds of millions in profits in the second quarter of 2020, HCA, the corporate parent of HealthOne, has failed to make sure nurses and frontline healthcare workers have enough PPE and has kept many of its facilities understaffed despite receiving a $5.3 billion federal bailout, contributing to preventable harm to patients and caregivers and leading to avoidable patient death.