I used the Mortin pill as an example, I don't actually remember how much Mortin costs on average in hospitals lol. It's just to demonstrate how pricing for services can go.
I worked as a financial counselor for the Emergency Room in the past. Crying, screaming, threatening and telling somone how hard your life is might stress out the hospital employee but it really doesn't increase the chance that the hospital is going to let you out of your bill. Be nice, get the employee on your side and if you agree to pay something, PAY IT PLEASE! An employee going to bat for you when you can't uphold what you've promised can get THEM into trouble.
You can also ask to speak with a financial counselor, come in with your monlthy bills and ask to apply for hospital charity (different than Medicaid), some hospitals have that into place so that if they can forgive your debt, tax money will reimburse them.
at 4:59 PM on May. 27, 2009