At one point or another, most Tennessee residents will face medical expenses. These expenses may be somewhat expected if an individual goes to the doctor for standard checkups, but in some cases, unexpected medical costs may arise if an individual has an accident or suddenly becomes seriously ill. In these situations, the person may find the costs burdensome and face financial difficulty that could lead to the need for debt relief.
It was recently reported that approximately one out of every three consumers has trouble paying medical bills. If these bills go unpaid, the affected individuals could soon face collections calls. These types of calls may only add more stress to the situation. Even individuals who have insurance may face unexpected expenses if certain providers or procedures are not covered under their plan.
There are some situations in which these charges could be a mistake. As a result, it is important that individuals carefully go over their bills to verify the accuracy for what they have been charged. If mistakes have been made, an individual may wish to contact the proper individuals to correct the issue. However, in many cases, high bills are not the result of mistakes, and individuals may look into other avenues for dealing with their debt.
Medical debt can be difficult to face, especially for those who have recently gone through a situation that led to illness or injury. Luckily, they do not have to face their financial troubles on their own. Debt relief options such as bankruptcy may be able to help qualified Tennessee residents get out from under medical debt and other financial issues.
Source: CNBC, “Avoid the pain of a surprise medical bill“, Kelli B. Grant, Aug. 28, 2015