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New York Times: When Health Costs Harm Your Credit

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When Health Costs Harm Your Credit

 

By ELISABETH ROSENTHAL, NEW YORK TIMES

 

MARCH 8, 2014

 

 

LIKE most people, I am generally vigilant about paying my bills — credit cards, mortgage, cellphone and so on. But medical bills have a different trajectory. I (usually) open the envelopes and peruse the amalgam of codes and charges. I sigh or swear. And set them aside for when I have time to clarify the confusion: An out-of-network charge from a doctor I know is in-network? An un-itemized laboratory bill from a doctor I’ve never heard of? A bill for a huge charge before my insurer has paid its yet unknown portion of a hospital’s unknowable fee?

 

Full Story:   http://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/09/sunday-review/when-health-costs-harm-your-credit.html?partner=rss&emc=rss&_r=0

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