Quote Originally Posted by Mize View Post
I volunteer for a non-profit that helps stressed individuals pay for major medical and every time I call to negotiate payments down I get results. In some cases they have dropped bills entirely and in others they've dropped them to 10% of the bill they sent the patient. It helps that I'm from a foundation when I call. Even the private hospitals have payment plans and debt forgiveness - but they save some of this until they realize the patient has a foundation in their corner then suddenly they care about perceptions.
Sounds like you’re doing good work.

My hospital isn’t all evil, there’s plenty of patient assistance and hospital sponsorship. It’s just that if you don’t meet the requirements for these programs and you just ignore your bills instead of trying to work something out, we will take your house.