Coffeyville, Kansas, medical debt: County in rural Kansas is jailing people over unpaid medical debt - CBS News
Tres Biggs was working two jobs but they fell behind on their medical bills, then the unthinkable happened.
Tres Biggs went to jail for failing to appear in court for unpaid medical bills. He described it as “scary.”
“I was scared to death,” Tres Biggs said. “I’m a country kid — I had to strip down, get hosed and put a jumpsuit on.”
Bail was $500. He said they had “maybe $50 to $100” at the time.