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7/3/17 4:02 PM 
bigballs_69
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Atlanta, GA

I was in the hospital for a week. The hospital sent me a bill. I wrote to the hospital saying I cannot pay.


Can the hospital really force me to pay?



What happens when I never pay the hospital?





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7/3/17 9:49 PM 
cupocheer
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You are wanting an opinion, you're wanting an answer.

No, you don't have to pay the hospital.

But you do have to appear in court when the hospital sues you.

If you don't appear in court the judge will just issueca judgement against you.

That judgement will be that you have to pay the hospital, the court costs, and appropriate attorney fees.

You still don't have to pay.

The hospital will just seek a non-payment of judgement and request a judgement to garnish you paycheck or attach income tax returns until the judgement is satisfied.

Or the judge could just throw you in jail on a bench warrant, failure to appear.

Suggestion: get better insurance coverage or don't get sick.


7/4/17 8:16 AM 
bigballs_69
Over 1,000 Posts (1,221)
Atlanta, GA

My insurance paid the hospital 80 percent of the bill. Isn't that good enough?

7/4/17 8:45 AM 
cupocheer
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Did the hospital provide you with 100% care?

Which 20% would you have preferred they not provide to you? Sir transport? Life support? A licensed physician?


7/4/17 8:53 AM 
bigballs_69
Over 1,000 Posts (1,221)
Atlanta, GA

The hospital said to me that the bill cannot be "written-off".


Is the hospital bluffing?


7/4/17 9:24 AM 
cupocheer
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One way to find out -- call their bluff.

Refuse to pay them.


7/4/17 10:28 AM 
bigballs_69
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Atlanta, GA

Do you know of someone who has experienced what I am going through with the hospital? What was their outcome?

7/4/17 11:50 AM 
cupocheer
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No.

I don't know anyone who is going through what you are going through.


7/4/17 3:45 PM 

happyladyme
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Stephens City, VA


Hospitals have their own Social Services. Talk to them and see what they tell you about your bill. Usually you call them before going in for surgery but they must deal with surgeries that are unplanned.

7/5/17 9:30 AM 
bigballs_69
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Atlanta, GA

The hospital wants me to pay 25 dollars a month. That is not a deal. I have other bills to pay.

7/10/17 12:39 AM 

godsbutterfly1
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Woodlyn, PA


I ask for Financial Aid and talk to them. The billing department is pretty secretive about the service but you should be able to get help. Billing departments are a PIA!

7/10/17 6:06 AM 
bigballs_69
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Atlanta, GA

Quote from godsbutterfly1:
I ask for Financial Aid and talk to them. The billing department is pretty secretive about the service but you should be able to get help. Billing departments are a PIA!



As long as its not a loan, I will accept financial assistance.


7/10/17 7:06 AM 
cupocheer
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Do you get SSI?

7/10/17 7:47 AM 
bigballs_69
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Atlanta, GA

Quote from cupocheer:
Do you get SSI?




Yes, I get supplemental security income. What does that have to do with a hospital bill?


7/10/17 8:01 AM 
cupocheer
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You are 48 years old?

7/10/17 8:18 AM 
bigballs_69
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Atlanta, GA

Quote from cupocheer:
You are 48 years old?




Yes


So


7/10/17 8:29 AM 
cupocheer
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What is your disability or are you a widower or eligible child recipient?

7/10/17 10:26 AM 
bigballs_69
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Atlanta, GA

I get ssi because I did not work long enough or I did not pay enough social security taxes. But even so, I am suppose to get a livable income. The amount I get is 90 dollars in ssi.

Is social security ripping me off?


7/10/17 12:57 PM 
cupocheer
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You're not getting Social Security, are you?


7/10/17 1:57 PM 
bigballs_69
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Atlanta, GA

Yes, I get social security, but it is not what I consider a livable income.
Like I said. I only get 90 dollars in ssi.



Is the social security administration ripping me off?


7/10/17 2:20 PM 
cupocheer
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So, you get Social Security and SSI?

7/10/17 2:41 PM 
bigballs_69
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Atlanta, GA

Yes, I get both social security and ssi. Combined I get no where near the $1000 I am suppose to get.



What do you think?


7/10/17 2:57 PM 
cupocheer
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What is your disability?

7/10/17 10:05 PM 

godsbutterfly1
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Woodlyn, PA


Have you gotten a lawyer on this?

7/10/17 10:06 PM 

godsbutterfly1
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Woodlyn, PA


Quote from bigballs_69:
As long as its not a loan, I will accept financial assistance.


For me, Financial Aid took care of what I owed in full.


7/11/17 8:21 AM 
bigballs_69
Over 1,000 Posts (1,221)
Atlanta, GA

Quote from godsbutterfly1:
Have you gotten a lawyer on this?



Not yet



What are the typical attorney fee?


7/11/17 7:49 PM 

stevenjc59
Bellevue, IA

It's also possible that if you do not pay your bill or don't make payment arrangements the hospital may refuse you service the next time you you need it

7/11/17 8:01 PM 
cupocheer
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I don't believe a hospital, clinic, or physician can refuse medical treatment for many reasons -- outstanding bills is not a reason to withhold medical care. But, I could be wrong.

OP, is just bullshitting -- he has the other thread here asking this same stupid stuff.


7/11/17 10:11 PM 

godsbutterfly1
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Woodlyn, PA


Is that even legal?

7/12/17 4:28 AM 
bigballs_69
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Atlanta, GA

Does anyone know what is the typical attorney fee to help me get more social security income?

7/12/17 6:48 AM 
cupocheer
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July 1st (your post in your other stupid thread)


]b]Lawyers won't take my case because I am already receiving benefits.
Lawyers say that they help those that have been denied or are applying for the first time.

My answer: stop gambling on horses.


7/12/17 4:26 PM 
bigballs_69
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Atlanta, GA

Betting on the horses is a good time.


What do you do for a good time?


7/12/17 6:34 PM 

happyladyme
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Stephens City, VA


Quote from bigballs_69:
Does anyone know what is the typical attorney fee to help me get more social security income?


I don't know about attorney's but this might help:
https://dch.georgia.gov/medicaid-and-medicare


7/12/17 10:03 PM 

godsbutterfly1
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Woodlyn, PA


There should be a Legal Aid office near you.

www.georgialegalaid.org/


7/12/17 10:05 PM 

godsbutterfly1
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Woodlyn, PA


https://www.atlantalegalaid.org/

(404) 669-0233


7/17/17 4:45 PM 

frecklefarmer
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Lebanon, MO


Quote from cupocheer:
I don't believe a hospital, clinic, or physician can refuse medical treatment for many reasons -- outstanding bills is not a reason to withhold medical care. But, I could be wrong.

OP, is just bullshitting -- he has the other thread here asking this same stupid stuff.


Actually. ..yes,they most certainly can.
Unless you are in imminent danger of death,they can and will refuse to see you


7/17/17 5:50 PM 
cupocheer
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There aren't that many privately owned hospitals anymore -- and even they must treat a patient in a true emergency situation even with an outstanding financial obligation. If they don't they are violating the law and can be sued for medical malfeasance.

Public hospitals CANNOT refuse medical treatment to any patient, regardless.

FACTS


7/18/17 4:19 PM 
bigballs_69
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Atlanta, GA

Is it illegal for the hospital to charge interest?

7/18/17 5:00 PM 
cupocheer
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Google can be your friend.

7/18/17 6:47 PM 

pace86
Henderson, NV

Doesn't much matter what the hospital wants, or court's. You can't get blood out of a turnip and credit means nothing. Keep on getting treated, they keep on providing and that's the game.

7/19/17 6:42 AM 
bigballs_69
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Atlanta, GA

The hospital charging interest on the bill sounds like fraud.

7/26/17 7:54 PM 
cupocheer
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8/5/17 9:28 AM 
cupocheer
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USE IT or LOSE IT

(I'm tired of coddling your ass.)


8/12/17 8:55 PM 
cupocheer
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.

8/13/17 4:58 AM 
bigballs_69
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Atlanta, GA

Quote from cupocheer:




Do you know of a chubby blonde guy that can sit on my face?


8/13/17 8:11 PM 
cupocheer
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No. I don't even know one that would want to see your face.

8/14/17 6:33 AM 
bigballs_69
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Atlanta, GA

Quote from cupocheer:
No. I don't even know one that would want to see your face.




I suck boners.


8/14/17 8:26 AM 
cupocheer
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Have a Blessed Week, Everyone


So what? Everybody does something.


8/20/17 1:18 PM 
cupocheer
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No you don't.....

8/20/17 4:56 PM 
bigballs_69
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Atlanta, GA

(this post has been flagged as inappropriate, sorry.)

8/31/17 6:19 PM 
cupocheer
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9/8/17 2:23 PM 
cupocheer
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9/12/17 12:25 AM 
bigballs_69
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Quote from cupocheer:







9/12/17 6:22 PM 
cupocheer
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9/13/17 1:50 PM 
cupocheer
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9/13/17 10:44 PM 
cupocheer
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9/14/17 4:44 AM 
bigballs_69
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Atlanta, GA

Quote from cupocheer:



Do you know of a blonde that would like his c*ck sucked dry?


9/14/17 7:55 AM 
cupocheer
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No. I don't travel amongst people of that ilk.

Good luck to you.


9/24/17 4:15 AM 
bigballs_69
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Atlanta, GA

Quote from cupocheer: