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The medical debt shuffle: Allina sells overdue bills to itself to sue patients

Derek Seman had no idea he owed $1,067.88 to Allina Health for cardiac tests, or that the debt was sold to a collector called Accounts Receivable Services.

Then a summons arrived in the mail last month. This mysterious company wasn't going to be patient.

"I didn't even know they could take you to court for medical debt," he said.


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