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Medical debt remains a concern for many families

On Behalf of | Nov 30, 2021 | Bankruptcy

It is no secret that the idea of having to visit a medical facility for treatment can be a harrowing concept. Even for those with health insurance, a trip to the hospital may still prompt dire financial repercussions that could wreak havoc on the lives of individuals in Maryland. While there may be certain steps one can take to limit the chances of struggling with medical debt, such issues continue to be a lingering concern for many. 

Recent studies indicate that around 33% of adults America have experienced the strain of dealing with medical debt. Those who wish to mitigate the risks of similar financial woes could benefit from taking certain steps to protect their futures, such as: 

  • Build a safety net:  Building up an emergency savings fund could help mitigate the impact of an unexpected financial expense such as a trip to the hospital. 
  • Plan for the unexpected:  There may also be certain types of accounts that may act to provide financial and tax-related benefits for healthcare expenses. 
  • Be thorough:  One could also find it helpful to be thorough in evaluating medical bills prior to making payments, as inaccuracies could drive up costs significantly. 

Unfortunately, it might not always be possible to prepare for an unexpected trip to the doctor and with the extensive costs of medical care, a need for treatment could prompt a variety of financial hardships. 

Medical debt continues to be a major issue for many families in Maryland and similar financial concerns can take a devastating toll on one’s finances. Those who face dire monetary hardships under similar circumstances and wish to know more about the available outlets with which to seek debt relief could benefit from retaining the services of an attorney for guidance. An attorney can evaluate the situation a client is facing, provide insight in choosing the best path for relief, and assist him or her in navigating every step of the process.