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March 11, 2013 4:17 PM Subscribe
Our daughter broke her arm yesterday, required surgery, and an overnight stay. We have no insurance. The hosptial will likely allow me to set up a payment plan (for the rest of my life). anything else to know?
posted by hollyanderbody to work & money (27 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
suffice it to say that we irresponsibly allowed the insurance on the kids to lapse. I know, very stupid. now there's about to be a huge bill.
Is there anything I can do, like special negotiating tricks? Is it true the charges are padded for insurance? I know I'll be making payments to the hospital for the rest of my life, but anything would be helpful. what happens if we just don't pay?
We don't own our home (folks do), but we do own a rental property, in case thats relevant, and we're in az. My earnings probably disqualify us from public assistance.