If you drive nonstop northeast of Brevard County for a couple of days, you'll arrive in beautiful Seattle, Washington. The city is known for its Space Needle, rainy weather and Seahawks. is the site of a recent feel-good story about medical debt.It is also where a TV...
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ER visit leads to financial emergency
On Behalf of Goldman, Monaghan, Thakkar & Bettin, P.A. | Jan 30, 2018 | Medical Debt
Medical debt is typically very different from other kinds of debt. No one chooses to become ill or to be injured in a car accident, fall or other mishap. In many cases of medical debt, the person who was sick or injured did not have health insurance, so there was no...
Medical debt cost her family almost everything
On Behalf of Goldman, Monaghan, Thakkar & Bettin, P.A. | Jan 16, 2018 | Medical Debt
The story of one American family can by turns break your heart and fill you with hope. The tale began 11 years ago when a couple found out they were going to become parents of twins. They were happy to hear the news, but just 24 weeks into her pregnancy, the mom gave...
How to deal with daunting medical bills
On Behalf of Goldman, Monaghan, Thakkar & Bettin, P.A. | Jan 8, 2018 | Medical Debt
The numbers make it clear why medical bills overwhelm so many people. A Kaiser Family Foundation survey found that one out of five seniors (people 65 and older) struggle to pay their medical bills. Nearly half of those surveyed said it would be difficult for them to...
When a hospital and debt-collector are one and the same
On Behalf of Goldman, Monaghan, Thakkar & Bettin, P.A. | Dec 19, 2017 | Medical Debt
She owed tens of thousands of dollars to a Florida hospital for the month she had spent there in intensive care after falling into a coma. In addition, she owed tens of thousands more to the specialists who cared for her during her illness. Unfortunately, she was...
Getting out from under medical debt
On Behalf of Goldman, Monaghan, Thakkar & Bettin, P.A. | Dec 7, 2017 | Medical Debt
According to researchers and pollsters, the number one reason for filing bankruptcy is medical debt. Unfortunately, bankruptcy comes with a number of downsides that can pile up quickly. You can lose your house in bankruptcy, as well as your car, your stocks and your...
Medical bills create problems even for those with health coverage
On Behalf of Goldman, Monaghan, Thakkar & Bettin, P.A. | Dec 4, 2017 | Medical Debt
One of the most difficult forms of debt to deal with is the debt that accumulates as a result of a health care crisis. Medical debt can be especially difficult to deal with emotionally because it's typically a two-headed beast that brings with it enormous medical...
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