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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 »

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 »

Can Debt Collectors Call Me on My Company Owned Cell Phone? – Paul

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About 4 months ago I had to goto ER, so now I’m finally getting around to setting up payment plan for the portion ins didn’t cover. I call the hospital billing dept and the girl there says I can do payment plan: minimum is $105 pe rmonth until balance of $3000 is paid. I said ok great let’s do that, ... Read More »

How Can I Get My Hospital Payments to Improve My Credit Report? – Sasha

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Sasha “Dear Steve, I just found out about 4 months ago that i owed on hospital bills that i thought was taken care of. I contacted the creditor as soon as i found out and since my income was low the hospital agreed to write off a big portion. But I am paying on the remaining portion for 4 months ... Read More »

I Was in an Accident on a Military Base and Owe the Military Hospital $15,000. – Priscilla

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Priscilla “Dear Steve, I’ve always workd ed but about 3 years ago I lost my job and been struggling financially. I’ve worked dead end jobs since then but can ‘t seem to get out of the rut I’m in. About 3 years ago I was involved in a accident (personal) I was taken to a hospital on a military base, ... Read More »

Majority of Bankruptcies Linked to Illness and Medical Bills

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Harvard study finds 50 percent increase from 2001 Most of those bankrupted by illness were middle class and had insurance Medical problems contributed to nearly two-thirds (62.1 percent) of all bankruptcies in 2007, according to a study in the August issue of the American Journal of Medicine that was published today online. The data were collected prior to the current ... Read More »

Negotiate With Your Doctor For Cheaper Medical Care

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I’ve noticed that doctors have been doing more negotiating on the cost of services. My daughter went to a local doctor that offered to knock 40% off the cost of the visit if she paid in advance for the office visit. The other day I noticed that the local urgent care place now offers up to 30% off for bills ... Read More »

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