Archive for January, 2017

When Medical Bills Are Too Much

I needed to employ the services of a Sacramento bankruptcy lawyer recently due to unpaid medical bills. People make a lot of noise about how Obamacare has essentially saved the entire medical system and thus also protects the patient from being buried under a mountain of medical bills. That sounds great on paper, but in the real world it’s not working. My case is a prime example in that I couldn’t afford the insurance and wasn’t eligible for subsidies. The insurance was super expensive and the premiums were in the five figures. Sure enough I got hit with cancer.

Cancer doesn’t care about your bills. The treatments alone make you cry when you see how much they cost. The hospital and oncologist, bless their hearts, reduced the bills by a tremendous amount. My friends also helped out by organizing various dinners and such that raised some money. But I could barely work and the bills kept coming in. (more…)

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