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Medical Bills

Jeffrey Young

Big Percentage Of Families Struggle With Medical Bills, CDC Survey Reveals | Jeffrey Young | Posted 06.25.2013 | Business

More than 1 in 5 Americans under age 65 had problems paying medical bills in 2011, and the burden disproportionately fell on the poor, the uninsured a...

Is Debt Settlement Possible for Hospital Bills I Could Not Afford?

Steve Rhode | Posted 07.28.2013 | Business
Steve Rhode

Huffington Post Reader Question Dear Steve, One of my children experienced a medical condition in the fall of 2012 that required hospitalization. ...

Navigating the World of Health Insurance: A Checklist

Erin Havel | Posted 05.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Erin Havel

Battling insurance corporations who do not want to pay for that $8,000 a month chemotherapy drug you need to survive while you are also battling cancer, is tremendously taxing. Here are a few very basic tips I learned through my own struggles with illness and insurance.

Catherine New

The Lame Reason A Retired Man Is Denied $1,100 Per Month | Catherine New | Posted 03.05.2013 | Business

For Marvin Burrows, the grief of losing his partner in 2005 was quickly followed by a different emotion: devastation as his financial life crumbled ar...

Ending Price-Gouging: Brill's Time Article and the Next Chapter in Health Reform

Diane Archer | Posted 05.04.2013 | Politics
Diane Archer

In his extraordinarily well-documented expose on the medical-industrial complex, Steven Brill explains thoroughly and repeatedly what serious pundits, policy experts and policymakers have failed to see or have feared to say: there is no free market in health care.

5 Tips For Avoiding Medical Debt

U.S. News And World Report | Ben Edwards | Posted 03.03.2013 | Fifty

Medical debt is one of the leading causes of bankruptcy in the United States. Here are a few ways to lower your health care expenses: 1. Find catas...

Why Medical Bills Are Killing Us

Time | Posted 04.25.2013 | Healthy Living

When Sean Recchi, a 42-year-old from Lancaster, Ohio, was told last March that he had non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, his wife Stephanie knew she had to get h...

Shopping for Surgery?

Jim Jaffe | Posted 04.17.2013 | Politics
Jim Jaffe

If you're an uninsured New Yorker shopping for a hip replacement, the going rate in Manhattan is $18,260. If that sounds steep and you're willing to try medical tourism, the rate drops to $7,500 in Boston, $7,099 in Baltimore or $6,399 in Washington.

The U.S. Could Drastically Cut Health Care Costs With This One Move

Reuters | Posted 03.11.2013 | Business

* Study calls for national healthcare spending target * Group says plan could be "escape valve" in spending debate By Da...

Medical Bills & Minors: What You Should Know | Posted 02.09.2013 | Health News

By Gerri Detweiler It's bad enough to owe medical debt you can't pay. But what if you're young and being hounded by collectors for medical bills that...

Uninsured Student Advised To ‘Beg’ For Cancer Treatment (WATCH)

HuffPost Live | Posted 10.26.2012 | Health and Fitness

During his third year of law school, Freddie Effinger was diagnosed with late stage Hodgkin's lymphoma. While trying to cope with this news, Effinger...

Romney's Health Care Plan Costs More, Covers Fewer People

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 10.03.2012 | Business

Mitt Romney's health care plan would cost families more and cover fewer people than Obamacare, according to a pair of recent studies. The health pl...

WATCH: I Can't Afford To Get Sick

Posted 09.01.2012 | Healthy Living

For many Americans, medical treatment remains too expensive. And often, for those living in poverty, missing work for that treatment isn't an option e...

Life, Interrupted: Medical Bills, Insurance And Uncertainty

The New York Times | Posted 10.09.2012 | Money

Like a lot of other young people, I never thought about health insurance until I got sick. I was 22, and my adult life was just beginning. But less th...

What Happens When You Can't Pay Your Medical Bills

Jason Alderman | Posted 09.26.2012 | Money
Jason Alderman

It's no secret that health care costs have been spiraling out of control for years. To fight back, your best bet is to be a well-informed consumer.

How to Challenge Your Medical Bills

Jim T. Miller | Posted 08.19.2012 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

Dear Savvy Senior: My wife and I live on a pretty tight budget so I like to keep track of our costs as closely as possible. But the medical bills I've received from my knee surgery are vague and confusing, and we think we're being overcharged. What can you tell us?

Millions Insured, But Still Hurting

Reuters | Posted 08.08.2012 | Money

* Health reform gave young adults coverage under parents * 6.6 million young adults newly under parents' plans * But you...

Arizona Mother Fights $900 Medical Bill After Premature Baby Dies Minutes After Birth

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 06.05.2012 | Business

The death of a child is something no parent ever wants to face. And reliving such a traumatic experience in order to settle a medical bill would seem ...

Want Cheaper Medical Bills? Forget Insurance, Pay Cash

The Huffington Post | Catherine New | Posted 05.30.2012 | Money

It is the paradox of medical billing: Medical insurance means you might actually have to pay more in some cases. Take the story of one frustrated p...

One Man's Solution To Paying Off His Medical Bills: A $1,000 Cup Of 'Cool Aid'

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 05.22.2012 | Business

For the low-price of $1,000, one man is offering customers a chance to drink to good health -- his own, that is. Tobin Northrup, 43, of Lakewood, O...

The $83,000 Finger: Insurance May Not Protect You From Large Medical Bills | Posted 06.03.2012 | Money

Think you're covered when it comes to your medical bills because you have good health insurance? Don't be so sure.

Insider Tips to Avoid Medical Bankruptcy

Hillary St. Pierre | Posted 01.03.2012 | Business
Hillary St. Pierre

Medical-related debt does not go against your credit rating! Breathe a sigh of relief if you are hoping to purchase a car or home. Your medical information is protected by law.

Medical Bills Drive Americans Into Bankruptcy

The Huffington Post | William Alden | Posted 10.19.2011 | Business

As the economic recovery remains slow, many Americans have found that basic payments have suddenly become unaffordable. Those payments include medi...

Shamefully, Medicare and Medicaid Are Being Abandoned by President Obama and Both Political Parties

Ed Koch | Posted 09.04.2011 | New York
Ed Koch

I've been told by a knowledgeable friend that doctors throughout the country are notifying patients that they will no longer accept Medicare payments ...

Americans' Top Financial Worry Is The Least Immediate

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 08.15.2011 | Business

When it comes to money, Americans have a lot of concerns, and its only getting worse. A recent poll by Gallup finds that Americans have become eve...