This first-of-its-kind initiative in Michigan supports nurses’ call for hospital reforms to ease the burden of excessive medical bills.
Nurses saves lives every day. And with a recent project spearheaded by Michigan Nurses Association (MNA) members at Sparrow Hospital in Lansing, nurses saved patients across the state from financial ruin, clearing more than $1 million in medical debt for more than 500 Michigan families.
It’s the first project of its kind in Michigan, and it addresses the No. 1 cause of personal bankruptcy: excessive medical bills. In addition to extending a helping hand to Michigan families, the MNA debt relief effort supports nurses’ call for hospital reforms to ease families of this burden.
“It’s heartbreaking to see medical debt driving so many families into financial ruin and preventing them from getting essential care for themselves and their kids,” says Jeff Breslin, RN and president of the Professional Employee Council of Sparrow Hospital/Michigan …