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Old 08-10-2007, 02:53 PM   #1
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Unhappy More depressed over medical bills...

Today's not such a good day, guys.

I work part time at a local pizza place, have for a couple of years, because employment in my area is hard to find. I do have something resembling insurance from this place.

I have other medical problems in addition to the depression, including fainting spells- in June, I had a fainting spell at my temporary day job that resulted in me going by ambulance to the emergency room. I was laid off a few days later, and now that I'm broke and have no way to pay, I'm getting the bills- $3,500. I know I should apply for Medicaid, but am feeling too down & disspirited to do it- I'm getting back to the point all I want to do is sleep. I did take my Lex, and it's helping- it's not as bad as it could be, but it's still bad enough!


Apologies if this is a multiple post- I'm not sure the first one went through.

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Old 08-13-2007, 06:54 AM   #2
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Re: More depressed over medical bills...

I'm sorry you're having these problems. I don't know what kind of options you would have where you live. Hopefully someone will have some suggestions.

Old 08-14-2007, 09:21 AM   #3
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Re: More depressed over medical bills...

Some hospitals will work with patients and set up payment plans based on a person's income. I would contact billing as soon as possible. Part of the bill might be written off.

Old 08-14-2007, 01:01 PM   #4
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Re: More depressed over medical bills...

I completely understand. I have over $20,000 in hospital bills and I had insurance too. The collections people are jerks. Just pay them what you can every month. What else can you do?

Old 08-16-2007, 12:55 PM   #5
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Re: More depressed over medical bills...

My hospital gives a 20% discount to the uninsured and underinsured.

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