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glinda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-13-10 11:20 PM
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7. Call for her and have her there. Demand to speak directly with your Reps.
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  -82 years old and a hospital bill for $22 thousand dollars owed . . . DollyM  Dec-13-10 10:58 PM   #0 
  - I am so sorry  Tumbulu   Dec-13-10 11:03 PM   #1 
  - Medicare sucks it always has  mrmpa   Dec-13-10 11:28 PM   #11 
     - The supplemental policies are expensive and out of the reach  JDPriestly   Dec-14-10 08:21 PM   #91 
  - Tell her to call all of her congress people  Angry Dragon   Dec-13-10 11:04 PM   #2 
  - Call for her and have her there. Demand to speak directly with your Reps.  glinda   Dec-13-10 11:20 PM   #7 
  - Kick!  Raster   Dec-13-10 11:04 PM   #3 
  - They want to take the small estates of the peons, so the working class starts from scratch every  Hannah Bell   Dec-13-10 11:05 PM   #4 
  - "They want to take the small estates of the peons, so the working class starts from scratch  Art_from_Ark   Dec-13-10 11:51 PM   #26 
  - this may work  rampart   Dec-14-10 07:29 AM   #51 
     - Great suggestion!  Seedersandleechers   Dec-14-10 10:30 AM   #59 
     - Great link, thank you thank you thank you!!!  Alameda   Dec-14-10 02:51 PM   #72 
     - Agree, great link!  Pool Hall Ace   Dec-14-10 09:21 PM   #98 
  - We are headed toward a feudal society.  JDPriestly   Dec-14-10 08:26 PM   #92 
  - A major league doublefucking kick!  Bozita   Dec-13-10 11:08 PM   #5 
  - Can she consider bankruptcy?  Big Blue Marble   Dec-13-10 11:19 PM   #6 
  - The stress will kill her. Please seek bankruptcy or any method possible. I feel  glinda   Dec-13-10 11:22 PM   #9 
  - yes, spoke briefly with a legal aid person today . . .  DollyM   Dec-14-10 05:30 PM   #78 
     - Can she sell her house...  awoke_in_2003   Dec-14-10 08:19 PM   #90 
     - no, not even a consideration . . .  DollyM   Dec-15-10 05:09 PM   #106 
        - it is disgusting...  awoke_in_2003   Dec-15-10 05:57 PM   #110 
     - Once a hospital gets a judgment for the money, they can AND WILL foreclose.  Yellow Horse   Dec-15-10 11:59 PM   #113 
  - It's so pathetic that Medicare is absolutely SHITTY coverage compared to what they have in Europe.  kath   Dec-13-10 11:21 PM   #8 
  - +1  area51   Dec-14-10 11:31 AM   #64 
  - I know someone who had a heart operation, and because  tabatha   Dec-13-10 11:27 PM   #10 
  - They as in Medicare  otohara   Dec-14-10 09:54 AM   #57 
     - Not Medicare.  tabatha   Dec-14-10 09:59 AM   #58 
  - The system is designed to confiscate whatever  EmeraldCityGrl   Dec-13-10 11:28 PM   #12 
  - "it will go to our kids at the first sign of terminal illness" - Might be too late  Bozita   Dec-13-10 11:33 PM   #14 
  - I think I heard something about a three-year look-back  pnwmom   Dec-13-10 11:35 PM   #19 
  - It's actually 5 years now, but a lot of states don't enforce it,  Lars39   Dec-14-10 10:52 AM   #60 
  - Yep..some states require a " x-years before the fact" transfer  SoCalDem   Dec-13-10 11:55 PM   #28 
  - There is a law, I think, that has a window of "shedding assets".  WinkyDink   Dec-14-10 05:56 AM   #47 
  - Careful, a lot of places have look-back laws.  Hello_Kitty   Dec-13-10 11:35 PM   #18 
  - Unbelievable the things you learn on DU.  EmeraldCityGrl   Dec-13-10 11:40 PM   #21 
  - The best way to cya in this circumstance if you have substantial assets  mudplanet   Dec-14-10 12:54 AM   #36 
  - Miz O's mom transferred all her assets to Miz O's sister several years  Obamanaut   Dec-14-10 05:42 AM   #45 
     - that's fine -- as long a Miz O's sister doesn't have an auto accident,  marybourg   Dec-14-10 08:40 PM   #94 
  - The true "death tax"  quakerboy   Dec-14-10 09:00 PM   #96 
  - This is one of the greatest breaches in our govt.  midnight   Dec-13-10 11:32 PM   #13 
  - Not sure what to do for your situation with the creditors.  Hello_Kitty   Dec-13-10 11:33 PM   #15 
  - Did she not have one of those gap plans?  pnwmom   Dec-13-10 11:33 PM   #16 
  - Someone at her income should be on Medicaid.  Hello_Kitty   Dec-13-10 11:37 PM   #20 
  - Yes, assuming she doesn't own a home. In my mother's state  pnwmom   Dec-13-10 11:50 PM   #24 
  - Yeah, it varies from state to state.  Hello_Kitty   Dec-13-10 11:55 PM   #29 
  - I suppose that could be true in some states but my experience is a home does not count against you..  laughingliberal   Dec-14-10 10:46 PM   #100 
  - I guess this is why rick Perry wants to opt out of Medicaid.  Skink   Dec-13-10 11:54 PM   #27 
  - The premiums on 'gap' plans is beyond the means of people with very low incomes. nt  laughingliberal   Dec-14-10 10:35 PM   #99 
  - no, she has always been healthy . . .  DollyM   Dec-15-10 10:43 PM   #112 
  - Has she looked at Medicaid from her state?  Lucinda   Dec-13-10 11:33 PM   #17 
  - As others said, check w/Medicaid. Also, please contact the hospital social worker, they will help.  Justitia   Dec-13-10 11:41 PM   #22 
  - ditto on the hospital social worker. they know the angles.  Hannah Bell   Dec-14-10 02:19 AM   #38 
  - Beware Social Workers! They work for the hospital, not your mother.  Yellow Horse   Dec-16-10 12:03 AM   #114 
  - (((hugs)))  Starry Messenger   Dec-13-10 11:43 PM   #23 
  - They can't touch her Social Security benefits. Period. Tell your mom  mudplanet   Dec-13-10 11:50 PM   #25 
  - what mudplanet said  pitohui   Dec-14-10 12:09 AM   #32 
  - Excellent advice.  Safetykitten   Dec-14-10 12:12 AM   #33 
  - second that: SS can't be garnished except for federal taxes & child support.  Hannah Bell   Dec-14-10 02:22 AM   #39 
  - add student loans to that  handmade34   Dec-14-10 07:13 PM   #84 
     - Well, the article didn't say Student Loans? So, can they garnish  juajen   Dec-14-10 11:04 PM   #104 
        - yes  handmade34   Dec-15-10 06:55 PM   #111 
  - Scum of the earth are the millionaire hospital directors  saigon68   Dec-14-10 05:42 AM   #44 
  - Don't ignore them. If you haven't already, send them a nice long letter  pnwmom   Dec-14-10 12:00 AM   #30 
  - yeah mom hitting you up for $22K always sucks  pitohui   Dec-14-10 12:06 AM   #31 
  - ah the poster said nothing of the sort her Mom did not 'hit her up' n/t  azurnoir   Dec-14-10 12:34 AM   #35 
  - ? what are you talking about?  JanMichael   Dec-14-10 04:26 AM   #42 
  - Yea-greedy old mom--I was there.  w8liftinglady   Dec-14-10 05:32 AM   #43 
  - she didn't ask me for the money.  DollyM   Dec-14-10 06:51 AM   #48 
  - Put down the crack pipe.  L0oniX   Dec-14-10 11:00 AM   #61 
  - You're an  Tsiyu   Dec-14-10 04:50 PM   #76 
  - You are truly a piece of shit.  Starbucks Anarchist   Dec-14-10 07:16 PM   #85 
  - You don't say what state you live in  azurnoir   Dec-14-10 12:33 AM   #34 
  - She doesn't have to pay it all.  progressoid   Dec-14-10 02:09 AM   #37 
  - This is true. But it's also true that she doesn't have to ;pay any of it.  mudplanet   Dec-14-10 09:52 AM   #56 
  - This is part of what I blame both parties in our government for. . .  kevinbgoode   Dec-14-10 02:34 AM   #40 
  - What Mudplanet said in #25..AND you can get a cell phone through  Obamanaut   Dec-14-10 04:10 AM   #41 
  - {{{DollyM and MomOfDollyM}}} Please see your local political big-wig. This might be  WinkyDink   Dec-14-10 05:54 AM   #46 
  - People really think Medicare will take care of their costs  queenjane   Dec-14-10 07:00 AM   #49 
  - I thought hospitals that get public funds of any kind have to write off  Vinca   Dec-14-10 07:03 AM   #50 
  - Hospitals get all kinds of different funding depending on what state  mudplanet   Dec-14-10 08:31 AM   #52 
     - I would like to recommend your response a million times.  Vinca   Dec-14-10 09:25 AM   #53 
     - These are the "Death Panals."  Mojeoux   Dec-14-10 07:58 PM   #88 
  - Depending on your state and the specific hospital, your mom may qualify for charity care.  Tatiana   Dec-14-10 09:44 AM   #54 
  - I am going to check with the hospital social worker and see whqt is available.  DollyM   Dec-14-10 05:27 PM   #77 
  - This country angers me beyond belief. I feel you're pain. My wife had a shunt  sarcasmo   Dec-14-10 09:46 AM   #55 
  - The ridiculous thing is after spending all that money to cure this woman's cancer,  Iris   Dec-14-10 11:48 AM   #68 
  - Don't pay them and make them come after her  treestar   Dec-14-10 11:03 AM   #62 
  - If Mom has no assets file for Chapter 7.  SOS   Dec-14-10 11:28 AM   #63 
  - I posted the same down-thread before I saw this  OKNancy   Dec-14-10 02:50 PM   #71 
  - This. n/t  Cali_Democrat   Dec-14-10 07:05 PM   #83 
  - Even with assets like a home or a car, most can file Chapter 7 if their income is very low.  laughingliberal   Dec-14-10 10:53 PM   #102 
  - self delete  JCMach1   Dec-14-10 11:38 AM   #65 
  - If I worried about medical bills I would be insane.  hunter   Dec-14-10 11:41 AM   #66 
  - I Am Sorry to Hear This Dolly  Dinger   Dec-14-10 11:42 AM   #67 
  - look into bankruptcy  OKNancy   Dec-14-10 02:48 PM   #69 
  - My best wishes to you and your mother.  myrna minx   Dec-14-10 02:50 PM   #70 
  - Tell them to leave her alone or she'll bankrupt and then  Kalyke   Dec-14-10 02:51 PM   #73 
  - So very sorry for Mom and you.  madmax   Dec-14-10 03:07 PM   #74 
  - My wife got a lien served on her mother's estate this summer.  Old and In the Way   Dec-14-10 04:08 PM   #75 
  - I once had a pretty large hospital bill for my daughter while laid off  NNN0LHI   Dec-14-10 05:36 PM   #79 
  - I am so sorry  davidthegnome   Dec-14-10 06:56 PM   #80 
  - See, THIS is why we needed single payer and POTUS  Fire1   Dec-14-10 06:58 PM   #81 
  - K&R  DeSwiss   Dec-14-10 07:03 PM   #82 
  - Some hospitals offer sliding scales based on income. You have to apply for it  Doremus   Dec-14-10 07:23 PM   #86 
  - That God damned bill needs to be sent to the White House. n/t  orbitalman   Dec-14-10 07:50 PM   #87 
  - that's actually a very good idea . . .  DollyM   Dec-15-10 05:10 PM   #107 
  - Are there any state programs available?  dflprincess   Dec-14-10 08:17 PM   #89 
  - I am going to get her signed up for Med D and our state pharm program  DollyM   Dec-15-10 05:15 PM   #108 
  - A suggestion  sunnystarr   Dec-14-10 08:40 PM   #93 
  - Make noise...lots of noise  AtLiberty   Dec-14-10 08:51 PM   #95 
  - i know but i hate to embarrass her . . .  DollyM   Dec-15-10 05:19 PM   #109 
  - America votes for pols who get their wallets stuffed by For-Profit Medicine.  valerief   Dec-14-10 09:09 PM   #97 
  - See a bankruptcy lawyer  Lydia Leftcoast   Dec-14-10 10:48 PM   #101 
  - In case this has not been mentioned, SS is not subject to garnishment by most creditors.  laughingliberal   Dec-14-10 10:57 PM   #103 
  - Sad. Ignore the hospital. If she doesn't have the $$, she doesn't have it.  Liberal_in_LA   Dec-14-10 11:29 PM   #105 
     - DO NOT ignore hospital. They will sue, win, and can take her house if she does nothing to defend it.  Yellow Horse   Dec-16-10 12:11 AM   #115 

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