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Southgate, MI 48195
Phone: 734.285.9040
Fax: 734.283.2341
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4100 W. Kennedy Blvd., Suite 306
Tampa, FL 33609
Phone: 813.514.1344
Fax: 813.281.0400

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MICHIGAN OFFICE:
14290 Northline Road
Southgate, MI 48195

Phone: 734.285.9040
Fax: 734.283.2341

 

FLORIDA OFFICE:
4100 W. Kennedy Blvd., Suite 306
Tampa, FL 33609
Phone: 813.514.1344
Fax: 813.281.0400

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Consumer Protection & Counseling Regarding Medical Debt for Seniors PDF Print

With extended illness comes medical bills.  The cost of care may be paid by Medicare and supplemental health care insurance.  Some seniors are unable to afford the high premiums associated with supplemental health insurance and only have coverage through Medicare, which leaves them with out-of-pocket costs for co-pays and deductibles.  Sometimes there is no Medicare coverage available for incurred medical expenses.  Following the death of a spouse, widows may be chased by debt collectors for outstanding medical bills which they may have no obligation to pay.  Case law in Florida states that spouses are not responsible for each other’s medical bills as long as they did not sign any paperwork accepting financial responsibility for the medical bill.  Our firm can counsel seniors and their families as to how to complete admissions paperwork for hospitals, nursing homes, and assisted living facilities and how to handle outstanding medical debt that has been incurred or may incurred in the future.

 
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