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Florida residents look for ways to manage medical debt

On behalf of Bankruptcy Law Firm of Clare Casas on Thursday, September 19, 2013.

In many areas of the country, including the state of Florida, residents are deeply concerned about rising medical costs and how to sufficiently pay their medical bills. With constant changes in employment conditions and other economic factors, many are struggling to maintain control of their finances. According to a recent report, although many do have significant medical coverage, a growing number face greater out-of-pocket expenses for medical services. Residents are now looking for ways to manage their medical debt to ensure financial stability.

A way to deal with increasing medical expenses is to work with healthcare providers that can offer payment or loan programs to help pay for services that are not covered by current medical insurance. This may reduce some immediate financial stress and help plan for possible on-going medical care. It can also make additional medical expenses much more manageable.

If residents find that additional medical expenses are creating greater financial hardship, seeking out the assistance of a debt relief counselor may be a way to control their debt. Working with a debt relief counselor can help initiate repayment options with various lenders. This may also provide reasonable financial management and help maintain financial stability.

When Florida residents are so overwhelmed by financial struggles that reasonable management and repayment is not possible to handle their medical debt and other financial commitments, personal bankruptcy may be a viable and responsible solution. Unfortunately, circumstances do happen that affect peoples' ability to adequately fulfill their financial obligations, and many of those circumstances are simply unavoidable. Bankruptcy may be the solution to offer residents the chance to start over and work toward a stable financial future.

Source: Modern Healthcare, Health systems consider loans for newly insured, Melanie Evans, Sept. 14, 2013

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