The Kansas City Star points to a county-by-county study form the Urban Institute which found that in some parts of the Kansas City area, almost one in three households has medical debt in collections. The persistence of medical debt is
Healthcare and insurance have been at the forefront of many Americans minds recently, particularly with the repeal of the Obama-era insurance requirements. With more and more people becoming uninsured every day, and already the rising medical costs for those who
Marianne Hayes of MagnifyMoney has stories of how people have successfully negotiated their way out of debt. One of the examples involves a woman who talked her way out of $20,000 in medical debt: In 2010, Robin, a Tampa, Fla.,
With nearly a third of Americans having trouble paying their medical bills, they have resorted to using special “medical credit cards” to pay the expenses, the AP reports. But consumer advocates warn medical credit cards can saddle patients with unexpected
The Topeka Capital Journal interviews Larry Morris, administrative director of the revenue cycle for Stormont Vail Health, who says much of the confusion around medical bills is due to confusion about what their insurance will — and won’t — cover.
Some good advice from Consumer Reports: 1. Be proactive. “If you’ll be paying out of pocket, ask beforehand for a rate in line with what insurance companies pay.” 2. Do your research. “Whether you’re negotiating in advance or after you