Hospitals’ use of court actions to collect patient debt dropped sharply during the pandemic. But some of the nation’s largest health care systems kept suing — and most were nonprofits.
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Jenny Deam is a reporter covering health care for ProPublica.
Known for her sharp news instincts and narrative writing skills, Deam came to ProPublica from the Houston Chronicle, where she had worked since 2015. With an investigative focus on the business of health care, she wrote about health care fraud and the uneasy intersection of politics, providers and the insurance industry. Her reporting on systemic billing irregularities led to tough new patient protection laws.
Before the Chronicle, Deam was based in Denver as a special correspondent for the Los Angeles Times, covering Colorado and the region. Her work there included extensive coverage of the Aurora movie theater massacre and its aftermath, the early days of marijuana legalization and the rise of fracking. She has also reported for the Denver Post, St. Petersburg Times and Kansas City Star.
A two-time finalist for the Gerald Loeb Award, Deam was part of the team that became a finalist for Pulitzer Prize for breaking news in 2018 for coverage of Hurricane Harvey.