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- by Parasail Health
Tips for Getting Help with Medical Bills
Whether you’d like to learn how to dispute medical bills or how to negotiate high costs, Parasail can help. Patients often don’t realize there are resources available to help with medical bills and keep healthcare finances in line.
Everyone has experienced the sticker-shock feeling, when they realize just how much their surgery or medical procedure is going to cost them. The problem is when patients just hope that those medical bills will go away with time. Unpaid medical bills can affect your credit for years, so being proactive about finding financial assistance for your medical bills is of the utmost importance.
In a recent report, the Kaiser Family Foundation found that only 48% of Americans would be able to cover an emergency expense of over $400 in full. With that being the case, it’s understandable why so many patients have a hard time budgeting high priced health care services. Many families have invested in the most affordable, bronze level, government health plans. With these plans, their deductibles are well over $5,000 which is a huge amount of money that many people would have a hard time paying.
The support of an organization like Parasail can help patients pay off their medical bills in a timely fashion, without incurring high interest rate charges. That’s because Parasail is able to pay your doctor up front, so they don’t have to worry about chasing down your payment.