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I Had a Brain Tumor and Then Became Addicted to Pain Killers. – Jim

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“Dear Steve, Dear Steve, I was making about $100,000 year as a registered ER nurse. I had a tumor close to my brain removed. Became addicted to narcotics, told my work and board of nursing, checked myself into 28 days inpatient and 5 months outpatient 5 days then 3 days last 2 months. On unemployment extension, not paying: my private ... Read More »

I Have Fibromyalgia, PTSD, and a Lot of Medical Bills. – Cyndi

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“Dear Damon, I’m 54 & don’t work due to Fibromyalia & PTSD? I don’t get any disability. I was denied because i don’t have enough credits. My husband is 60 & receives $1474.00 from S.S. Disabilty. He had a stroke in 2007. That is our only income. I was hospitalized 12/2010 from internal bleeding & had to have 3 blood ... Read More »

My Medical Situation Has Me Hurting Financially. – Louise

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“Dear Steve, I am currently 53 years old and single (never married). I am a licensed practical nurse. I was working full time until 2005 – when I went into kidney failure and had to go on dialysis. Because of my illness I had to stop working and go on Social Security Disability. I was living with my Dad ( ... Read More »

A Brain Tumor and Private Student Loans Led to a Life Lesson. – Sally

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“Dear Steve, Daughter was dx with brain cancer while attending college away from home. She went through brain surgery, radiation and chemo. She was able to obtain her degree (took 7 years). She has private student loan debt for approx $50,000. We co-signed her loans. We also have Parent Plus loans for her and her sister totaling another $50,000. During ... Read More »

I’m a Diabetic and Medical Debt is Dragging Me Down

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“Dear Steve, I have been diabetic since the age of 5 or 6 and not able to work but get a disablity ckeck I am 34 yrs now. 20 yrs ago I was in hospital and a 20k dollar bill has turned into close to 80k dollars. Please help me what should I do??? I DONT OWN ANYTHING AND LIVE ... Read More »

I Was Hospitalized Without Insurance and Can’t Afford It. – Abril

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“Dear Steve, I am in so much debt and I have tried everything I could possibly think of but nothing is working. Please tell me what to do! Here’s my story. I’m a 20 y/o college student. A year ago (Feb. 2012) I got very very sick. I spent 3 weeks in the hospital quite literally fighting for my life. ... Read More »

I’m Trying to Get Back on My Feet After Cancer. – Lonnie

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“Dear Steve, I’ve had a hard to get back on my feet after cancer treatment. I’ve started to pay the little I can to creditots. I’ve secured credit through a credit union. Know I plan to get a secure loan of 1000 dollars, and pay over the choice of a year. If I able to get that far I may ... Read More »

An 18 Year Old Hospital Debt Has Surfaced and NCO is Trying to Collect. – Ruth

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“Dear Steve, I was hospitalized at a metro Atlanta hospital September, 1995. I did have a balance that my insurance carrier did not pay. The hospital had a “forgiveness policy” which was awarded to me. Now some 18years later NCO Financial Systems is trying to collect. How do I proceed. They to not understand. This hospital closed at least 15 ... Read More »

Diagnosed With Cancer, Income Dropped, and Deep in Debt. – Betty

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“Dear Steve, Household income dropped in 2009 by $75,000, during that time I was also diagnosed with cancer, thus, medical bills on top of everything else. Now I find myself with $55,000 in credit card debt and yes, I am making minimum payments but that’s it. I have talked with a couple of different debt relief agences, both debt settlement ... Read More »

I Had My Kidney and Gallbladder Removed. How Do I Deal With the Debt? – Crystal

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“Dear Steve, I have a lot of medical bills, I had my Kidney and my gallbladder removed and 6 months later my kidney…I was working before all of this but I don’t have that job anymore. I got those surgergies done and it took me a year for me to find another job and now I only work one day ... Read More »

Urgent Care Wants Nearly a Thousand Dollars for a Visit! – Diane

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“Dear Steve, Our daughter has been having a chronic urinary track infection since the age of 3. Now at the age of 10 and dealing with the constant bed-wetting as well as the horrible smell that gets everyone (and not to mention her fragile tween self-esteem), I put my foot down at our normal pediatrician’s office. He agreed that it ... Read More »

I Made an Appointment With ClearPoint CCCS But I Need Help Now! – Paul

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“Dear Steve, 911!!!! I really need your help I am 60years old my wife is ging to be 70 in october. I was diagnosised with a brain tumor and the operation was sucessful (that is the good news). I had to retire and my income droped by 60k. My wife only has social security of about 800 per month I ... Read More »

My Disabled Son is Being Called by Collections for a Wheelchair. – Kathryn

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“Dear Steve, My son is 27, disabled at birth cerebral palsy, stays at home, doesn’t work, no SSI, grandfathered on exhusbands health ins thru school system,, all EOB information goes to their address, ordered wheelchair 3.0 years ago, insurance paid medical co. as a provider, ordered self propelled wheels insurance denied payment, found out by a collection agency who called ... Read More »

I’m Trying to Get the Debt Collector to Settle on Some Old Medical Bills. – Amber

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“Dear Steve, I have been trying to fix my credit. I have four collections, all medical bills that are suppose to fall off by Aug 2013. I decided to try and pay them. The collection agency says they have 6 unpaid bills that total $4800. I only see four of them on my credit report totaling $4400. We tried to ... Read More »

How Do I Get My Wife Removed From Our Judgment?

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“Dear Steve, My wife and I were married in Kansas . The next year I became sick and went to the hospital the bill was way beyond our ability to pay. A judgement has been placed in both our names. She did not sign any document with the hospital that states that she was liable to pay the bill. I ... Read More »

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