From the Newark Star Ledger: Q. When a person dies in New Jersey, is the spouse responsible for the medical bills? A. There are some things a spouse might be responsible to pay, and others for which the spouse is
From Survivor.net: Facing metastatic breast cancer is, of course, enough of a struggle before figuring out how to pay for it. Because there is technically no cure for stage four breast cancer, people may be encouraged to try drugs that
If you’ve ever been sued by a debt collector or service provider over medical debt, you know how stressful it can be. If you couldn’t afford to pay the original debt, you likely still can’t afford it. And if you
Andrew Hauser offers 8 tips for seniors who want to manage their medical expenses: Plan savings to cover medical costs. “A recent analysis found couples might need $350,000 or more for medical bills after retirement. Check your progress with an
From Consumer Reports: For big bills or complex cases, consider hiring a medical billing advocate. These experts typically charge $100 or more an hour. Some operate on contingency, taking a percentage of what they save you, usually 25 percent to
“Old medical bills plague many Americans, harming their credit scores and holding them hostage to collection agencies,” Reuters reports. Medical-related debt makes up over half of all collections items listed on credit reports, according to the National Consumer Law Center.