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Not Enough Financial Assistance With Medical Bills

February 22, 2011 | Comments: 0 | Views: 141

Millions of Americans need financial assistance with medical bills.In times of decreasing budgets, many states cannot provide the needed assistance to low income adults or the elderly.States do provide full medical coverage for children.This leaves millions of Americans with unpaid hospital bills.

Many adults pay for their medical insurance through their employers.However, many can't afford to pay the high out of pocket deductibles or the bills not covered by the insurance company.Unfortunately, since the decline in the economy, the insurance rates, co-pays and deductibles continue to rise.The percentage that the insurance company pays toward bills has decreased, thus adding to the unpaid hospital bills debt.

The current administration claims to have a plan to ensure medical coverage for all.Not everyone agrees the plan is a permanent fix.If the medical coverage crisis plan is passed, it will take time to implement.This would mean a restructure of how medical claims are processed.In the mean time what about the billions of dollars in unpaid medical bills that Americans have accrued from lack of coverage?

Those who need financial assistance with medical bills often set up a payment plan with the medical provider.This is an ideal way to show good faith toward the creditor.But in general, the small monthly amount that goes to pay hospital bills is not enough to make a difference.At the minimum payment of $25 per month the balance on the unpaid hospital bills could outlast the patient.If your situation is similar to this, then it is time to consider alternate methods to resolving your unpaid hospital bills.

When the calls and letters become overwhelming and you know you have no means to pay hospital bills, filing bankruptcy may become your only option.Many people who cannot receive financial assistance with medical bills turn to bankruptcy to relieve the stress of the extreme debt.

M. Baylor, of Hurst Texas, grew up with both parents as doctors. Laws concerning medical care governed his fascination as he grew up. As a paralegal in Allmand & Lee, Marcus maintains an informative blog about medical bill debt, medical litigation, and the latest in the health care reform bills and government programs.

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