Investigation: Nonprofit St. Dominic Hospital Routinely Sued Patients Who Couldn’t Afford Care
Thousands of Mississippians who have gone to the nonprofit St. Dominic Hospital in Jackson for medical care and were later sued over medical debt, a tactic that rarely brings much revenue to hospitals, but can have devastating impacts on patients. Giacomo Bologna investigates.
State Auditor’s Claims About Wealthy Receiving Medicaid Were Misleading, Advocates Claim
Two top advocacy groups are accusing Mississippi State Auditor Shad White of misleading Mississippians with a report claiming that up to 5% of Mississippians receiving Medicaid do so fraudulently.
The Associated Press Changes Crime Reporting Practices to ‘Do Less Harm’
Acknowledging that journalism can inflict wounds unnecessarily, AP will no longer name those arrested for minor crimes when the news service is unlikely to cover the story’s subsequent developments. Often, such stories’ publication hinges on an odd or entertaining quirk, and the names are irrelevant. Yet, the ramifications can loom large and be long-lasting for the persons named.