College Tuition Sparked A Mental Health Crisis. Then The Hefty Hospital Bill Arrived

Singh said the back and forth over her hospital bill continues to cause anxiety. “The treatment I got in the hospital, after I’ve gotten out, it hasn’t helped,” she said. “I have nightmares about that place.” The biggest benefit of her week there, she said, was bonding with the other patients “because they were also miserable with the way they were being treated.” Dan Weissmann, host of the “An Arm and a Leg” podcast, contributed the audio portrait that aired on NPR’s “Morning Edition.” ___ (Kaiser Health News (KHN) is a national health policy news service. It is an editorially independent program of the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation which is not affiliated with Kaiser Permanente.) ©Distributed by Tribune Content Agency, LLC.

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