Archive for September, 2013

5 Myths About Medical Collections

Posted on: September 24th, 2013

More than a million Americans are on the verge of bankruptcy as a result of inability to pay their medical bills. In addition to the rising costs of medical care, there is also plenty of confusion about the content of medical bills, what insurance will cover and how to avoid having the bill sent to […]

Medical Bankruptcy Is On The Rise

Posted on: September 16th, 2013

Currently, the number one cause of bankruptcy in the U.S. is due to unpaid medical bills accounting for three out of five bankruptcies.  The amount of medical bankruptcies continues to rise as they outnumber other financial issues causing bankruptcy such as credit card bills or unpaid mortgages. Even for American adults with health insurance, greater […]

7 Tips to Help Young Adults Manage Healthcare Costs

Posted on: September 12th, 2013

Most people in their twenties don’t necessarily have to worry about their health but it is not too early to start thinking about managing the cost of health care as a young adult. Many Americans, especially when they are young and just starting their careers are not able to get health insurance from their employer. […]

North Carolina Gov Signs Law to Help Consumers With Medical Billing

Posted on: September 11th, 2013

In an effort to protect consumers, North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory has recently set up requirements for hospitals to provide public pricing information on 140 common medical procedures and services.  Hospital patients in the past have had no access to this type of information, keeping them in the dark about what they would be paying […]