“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.
Fox News offers some advice: Be careful what you say on the phone. Don’t offer the debt collector a lot of information or engage in a long conversation. Sullivan says they may be recording what you say on the call
The Washington Post reports that the White House “is seriously considering a new policy that would penalize legal immigrants seeking permanent status for accepting health-care services paid for by the government.” “The rule, which is expected to be officially announced
Even with a family health insurance plan for which we pay a steep premium each month, we know we’re only partially protected, CNBC reports. That’s because, like increasing numbers of Americans, we have an even steeper annual deductible to cover
A recent study shows millennials carry a greater amount of this kind of debt than older Americans, and incur it more frequently. PBS Newshour: “Researchers looked for trends in Census data paired with anonymized 2016 credit records for more than
Consumer Reports: “When it comes to fighting medical bills, consumers are at a disadvantage because regulatory oversight of health plans is spread among federal and state agencies. A few states have passed laws that limit surprise fees and ban out-of-network