i owe the hospital a couple of hundred bucks..which i will admit i have neglected to pay. I made an agreement the other day that i would pay $25 a month. well, i called to pay my first payment and the bitch on the phone says that because i am months behind i HAVE to pay 100.00 ...um, first of all..i don't HAVE to do anything. She then says she will give me a settlement offer of 320.00...that i can pay that in full right now. Um, hello..if i had it i would pay it. then she says.."you can pay the 25 and pay the 320 within 20 days..if its not paid we are sending you to collections." i was like, it won't be paid within 20 days. i have more important shit to pay. so i told her to go ahead and send it to collections that if my 25 dollars a month isnt good enough then they aint getting shit. This just pisses me off. I shouldnt be having to pay this crap to begin with. hospitals do this crap all the time...finding crap insurance wont cover so they can charge you later. whatever.
Answer by motherofhope98 at 7:24 AM on Mar. 30, 2011
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Answer by Candi1024 at 10:05 AM on Mar. 29, 2011
You owe the money if you don't pay they can sue you. I would simply mail them a check for 25 bucks and do that every single month until paid off. They might send you to their outside collection company but that is simply so billing can move on to more current accounts. Since you haven't bothered to pay so far you probably have already been reported to the credit bureaus which is well within their right. You are an adult and in life you have bills you pay them in a timely manner you don't have to deal with bill collectors at all. We have good insurance and still have doctor bills from time to time. I set up payment plans immediately and stick to them never had an issue.
Answer by Anonymous at 10:13 AM on Mar. 29, 2011
Answer by zoejains_momma at 9:51 AM on Mar. 29, 2011
Next time, ask to talk with a supervisor. DH has worked at lots of hospitals. He's seen so many people who don't pay at all. They should be willing to work with what you can afford. Most places wait 90 days before sending things to collections. Try to keep within that window.
I recently had my insurance cancelled. The company couldn't tell me why they did it. Their best guess was that it was a computer glitch. It was a real PITA to get it straightened out.
Answer by JSD24 at 10:00 AM on Mar. 29, 2011
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