AUSTIN (KXAN) — Over just a few years, a Texas hospital sued hundreds of patients for medical debt – a collection practice that is legal but led our team to discover a system some state leaders say needs review.

This project aims to show you what can happen financially when you face medical debt, how you can avoid it and why what we discovered could soon have Texas leaders taking a closer look at the state’s debt collection system.

Listen to the special episode of our Catalyst podcast.

Explore the ‘Medical Debt Lawsuits’ project

Catalyst is a specialty unit within the KXAN investigative team focused on “digital-first” storytelling that aims to make a positive change in society. The unit takes a multi-platform, innovative approach to each project and rotates among various investigators.