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3 ways to get medical debt under control

Medical bills are often high, and if you're caught without insurance, they could be so expensive that you don't see an end in sight. Fortunately, there are ways that you can work through your medical debts, so you can get out of debt and get back to your normal life.

There is no reason to allow a medical debt to ruin your financial future. Medical bills may seem extreme, but there are a few tips and tricks you can use to lower them and get out of debt fast.

1. Review your bills

One damaging mistake some patients make is failing to review their bills. They keep them on their desks and understand what they think they owe, but they don't think to look for things they didn't receive or for double charges. Mistakes are possible, so it's vital to review your bill closely.

2. Consider using credit cards

It's possible to use a credit card to pay off medical debt in some cases. If you do this, consider using a low interest rate card or one with a 0 percent introductory rate.

3. Consider bankruptcy

In the case that there is really no other option, bankruptcy can help you get out of medical debt fast. When you seek bankruptcy, collection calls have to stop. They're routed to your attorney instead. With Chapter 7 bankruptcy, also known as liquidation bankruptcy, your debts will be discharged following the bankruptcy so long as you abide by the rules set by the court.

If you're considering bankruptcy, your attorney can help you understand the different types available. The right choice now could save you thousands and protect your financial future.

Source: Credit.com, "Medical Bill Nightmares," accessed June 01, 2017

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