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Attorney General: Swedish fails to ensure low-income residents get discounts

Swedish Edmonds is part of the consumer protection lawsuit

 

Last updated 3/7/2022 at 8:52am

Brian Soergel

Swedish Edmonds is among the hospitals in a lawsuit brought by Attorney General Bob Ferguson.

Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced last week a consumer protection lawsuit against five Swedish hospitals – including Swedish Edmonds – and nine Providence-affiliated facilities for failing to ensure that eligible low-income Washingtonians receive the discounts to which they are legally entitled, and aggressively collecting money from charity care eligible low-income Washingtonians.

In a news release, Ferguson said he will also file a motion for preliminary injunction unless the hospitals agree to stop their conduct while the case is ongoing.

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Reader Comments(1)

Deborah Arthur writes:

Wow oh wow. Unbelievable. I am totally shocked that this would happen at public hospitals. I expect this will cost who, Swedish and Providence. This with the civil suits could destroy them. So now what.

 
 
 

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