Richard: AFTER AN EYE- POPPING INVESTIGATION REVEALS AGGRESSIVE DEBT COLLECTION PRACTICES… METHODIST HEALTHCARE CHANGES ITS TUNE. THANKS FOR JOINING US., – I’M RICHARD RANSOM. AND! I’M … KATINA RANKIN. THE MOVE FOLLOWS A RECENT INVESTIGATION BY M-L-K 50 AND PRO PUBLICA. THEY FOUND THE NON-PROFIT HOSPITAL … FILED MORE THAN EIGHT- THOUSAND DEBT LAWSUITS AGAINST PATIENTS AND GARNISHED PAYCHECKS. LOCAL 24 NEWS REPORTER IS LIVE IN THE MEDICAL DISTRICT WITH MORE ON WHAT THIS ALL MEANS.,. BRAD – Brad: RICHARD AND KATINA – A HOSPITAL SPOKESPERSON SAID THIS MOVE BETTER REFLECTS THE NEEDS OF THE COMMUNITY IT SERVES..AS FINANCIAL RELIEF IS NOW BEING FELT FOR THOSE IN ALL POCKETS OF THE CITY. BRAD BRODERS/REPORTIN G: FOR THOUSANDS OF METHODIST LE BONHEUR HEALTHCARE PATIENTS – YEARS OF FINANCIAL AND LEGAL STRESS IS OVER. THEIR MEDICAL DEBT IS NOW WIPED OUT. Wendi C. Thomas/MLK50 Editor: “A lot of these people still work low wage jobs, they rely on payday loans to make ends meet.” THAT METHODIST LEADERS TOLD LOCAL 24 NEWS DEBT WOULD BE TOTALLY ERASED OR NEARLY ERASED FOR NEARLY SEVEN- THOUSAND PATIENTS.