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Understanding Charity Care

What’s Charity Care? Do You Qualify? Are you uninsured and having trouble paying your medical bills? You may be wondering if you qualify for charity care. Charity care is health care provided for at no cost or a reduced cost to patients who have no health insurance and can’t afford to pay. There’s no Florida law mandating how much charity care hospitals must offer. But fortunately, many Tampa Bay hospitals and medical facilities do offer charity care to qualifying patients.…

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High Number of Floridians with Unpaid Medical Bills

Medical Bills a Problem for Floridians A high number of Florida residents have unpaid medical bills. Among Florida adults, 20.7 percent now have unpaid medical debts, according to a recent report published by the website 24/7 Wall St. This level is the 32nd highest among the 50 states. Nationwide, 22.7 percent of U.S. adults have past due medical bills, according to the study, which is based on a 2018 analysis published by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA). According to…

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Stop the Pain from Workplace Injury Bills

If you’ve been injured on the job, you are not responsible to pay for the treatment of your workplace injury. Medical bills should be paid by your employer or its workers’ compensation insurance carrier. But what happens if you’re sent the medical bill and the hospital or medical provider starts hounding you for payment? Fortunately, Florida and federal fair debt collection laws protect injured workers from demands for payment of bills they don’t owe. If you’re…

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