Many people view their medical debt as a personal failure and feel ashamed of it. In fact, its more of a mass affliction.
It is estimated that Americans owe up to $140 billion in unpaid medical debt. The two primary causes of the expanding medical debt issue are a lack of insurance and steadily rising healthcare costs.
The consequences can be severe if you are unable to pay your medical debt on time or if you have accumulated medical debt and are unable to pay it off.
People may choose to forgo necessary care, such as doctor visits, tests, treatments, and prescription medications, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation, a nonprofit organization that conducts health policy analysis. They might find it difficult to pay other bills, run out of savings, harm their credit, or even file for bankruptcy.
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Got hit with Physicians bill for going to the ER. : r
Got hit with Physicians bill for going to the ER.
by u/ahuang22 in personalfinance
I paid the Hospital bill of 1,300 upfront and the hospital told me that was the only bill I was going to pay. Well, today I got a bill in
Being charged a “physician bill” for a doctor visit that should have been covered by insurance. : r
Being charged a "physician bill" for a doctor visit that should have been covered by insurance.
by u/sheilathetank in personalfinance
I went to the doctor. My insurance does not cover such visits until I reach my deductible, so I expected to pay for this. The bill was $150 and I paid it.