Hospitals examine your credit history before they examine you
Experian is spending $90 million to acquire Maple Grove-based SearchAmerica Inc., which provides data services to health providers.
One of SearchAmerica’s top businesses involves using credit bureau and other financial data to help health care providers gauge whether patients will be able to pay. Experian, an Irish company with U.S. headquarters in Costa Mesa, Calif., is one of the largest credit reporting companies in the United States.
Do you think medical decisions should be based on your credit history?