I’ve Been Plagued by Medical Debt for Years. Here’s What Happened When I Tried to Pay a $2 Medical Bill.
Co-published with Slate. Recent changes—and more coming in early 2023—could bring some relief to a very broken system.
What Are Other Names for Juneteenth? The U.S. Is Betraying the Spirit of ‘Jubilee Day’
Co-published with Teen Vogue. We’re still waiting on “a real age of emancipation,” writes Braxton Brewington.
‘Squid Game’ Speaks to the Crisis of Being in Debt
Co-published with Teen Vogue. No wonder it has struck a nerve.
The Right to Listen
Co-published with The New Yorker. As citizens of a democracy, we need to hear one another. Why can’t we?
Zombie Debts Are Hounding Struggling Americans. Will You Be Next?
Co-published with The Guardian. Tens of thousands of people have received demands to repay alleged overpayments of government benefits – often decades old – plunging them …
Taken for a Ride: How Ambulance Debt Afflicts the Extreme Poor
Co-published with The American Prospect. How medical-provider gouging burdens the homeless with debt and frustrates recovery.
TV’s Sexiest New Plotline
Co-published with Fusion. Hit shows are finally paying attention to one of the country's most pressing issues: student debt.
Let’s Put Public Debt on Trial
Co-published with VICE. Wall Street lends money to cities with giant strings attached. The result? An endless cycle of layoffs and slashed spending.
Hypereducated and on Welfare
Co-published with Elle. Like hundreds of thousands of others with advanced educations, Brianne Bolin barely makes enough to feed herself and her son.
The Student Loan Debt Suicides
Co-published with Huffington Post. The national student loan crisis has reached a critical level, and the pressure of massive debt is causing current and former students …