The Billionaire Governor Who’s Been Sued Dozens of Times for Millions in Unpaid Bills

Raymond Dye had a buildup of blood behind his left eye that prevented him from seeing. David Polk had an abnormal heartbeat, and his wife had high cholesterol. Roger Wriston’s wife had a bad back. All the men had worked for a collection of coal companies owned by Gov. Jim Justice and his family, which … Read more

Health Insurance Companies Don’t Really Give a Damn About Fraud

Like most of us, William Murphy dreads calling health insurance companies. They route him onto a rollercoaster of irrelevant voice menus, and when he finally reaches a human, it’s a customer service rep who has no idea what he’s talking about. Then it can take days to hear back, if anyone responds at all. The … Read more

Stop Gambling With Your Debt. Get Health Insurance.

People who don’t like to gamble and think it is stupid, gamble every single day with the biggest debt they may ever owe. But then again people are not the most logical creatures. Some would no more consider wasting money on lottery tickets because the odds of winning are so low but they gamble by … Read more

Would My Bankruptcy Have Any Impact on My Medicare or Medigap Insurance? – Lee

“Dear Steve, I have medicare & medicare gap coverage. Have filed for bankruptcy & discharged. If I were to mention to them I had filed, (just in case). Would that have an impact on my gap premium. In other words, how do they look at it. That you’re debt free & have extra money or … Read more

Simplee – Helping to Manage Your Health Insurance

My husband and I are pretty healthy and our doctor visits had been limited to yearly check-ups and an out of the blue visit when a cold wasn’t going away. This year has been a bit different for us in terms of using our health insurance. Besides getting my check-up I also had to go … Read more

My Daughter Has Chron’s Disease and I Don’t Have Insurance. – Pamela

I work for a company that has announced lay offs by 2012. I have credit card debt. One is 19,000. another is about 5,000. I am very worried about health insurance. I have a daugher that has had surgery with part of her large intestine taken out and they found crohns. seeing doctors regularly. I … Read more

A Great Resource to Find Affordable Health Insurance Information

The government has just launched HealthCare.gov and it is a great site about the affordable options for health insurance in America. Here is how the site describes itself. Welcome to www.HealthCare.gov, a website we designed to help you, your family, your business, your parents and grandparents, and your neighbors and friends get the information you … Read more

Fear of Debt Keeps Cancer Survivors From Getting Medical Care

A published work “Forgoing Medical Care Because of Cost” examines the issues facing cancer survivors in being able to afford continued access to medical care. The study found Cancer treatment may result in financial hardship, and an inability to afford medical copayments, prescription medications, and medical services perceived as nonessential (eg, dental and mental healthcare). … Read more

Coping With Medical Bills

With medical bills skyrocketing, many people feel they simply can’t afford to be sick. But illness and accidents happen anyway, leaving many families financially unhealthy or even bankrupt. While there is no single, simple solution to the high cost of medical care, this brochure is designed to offer suggestions on coping with large medical bills. … Read more

Nobody Told Me That My Insurance Company Did Not Pay The Hospital. – Alex

“Dear Steve, I visited hospital and did x-ray and other laboratory test. I was told that my insurance would have paid it. I paid copay first time and I thought that was it. Nobody told me the possible amount that I must have paid. My insurance company denied all amount because they stated that it’s … Read more

My Husband Has Aggressive Advanced Cancer and Our Debt is Killing Us. – Gina

Gina “Dear Steve, We have a lot of debt and serious medical issues that are generating medical bills we won’t be able to pay. We bought a new house 2 years ago and haven’t been able to sell the old house. It is rented for just enough to cover the first mortgage payment. We have … Read more

I Can’t Afford to Save My Life And Pay My Credit Cards At The Same Time. – GPOT

GPOT “Dear Steve, I have more than 10 credit cards. I am self employed and up to today, I have been able to meet all my payments. Because I’m self-employed I have to health insurance. I have just been diagnosed with prostate cancer and I have been given no hope. As you can imagine my … Read more

We Were Turned Down By LendingClub.com. – Natasha

“Dear Steve, I am married with two young children. We moved in with my mother with the hopes of purchasing a home to take advantage of the first time homebuyers credit. Once we were told that the requirements of the FHA were changed and we needed more down payment, we decided to put the house … Read more

My Boyfriend Was in a Car Accident and Has a Big Medical Bill. – Mary

“Dear Steve, My boyfriend was in a car accident and went to the ER with chest pain immediately after it– we thought the insurance company would cover the cost of the ER visit because the other driver was at fault. There was no medical problem found and no follow-up required, but the bill for the … Read more