Penny Hoarder about medical bills that go to collections and how to handle it. So do you want to hear what's going on with me? Let's just skip over the fact that we are paying close to $10k a year for our medical coverage through Den's work. Or the fact, that it is miserable to deal with our medical group. Oh and I won't mention that when we have a medical problem it is easier to just pay cash and go to CVS clinic. So what am I bitching about? A year ago when Mr and Mrs Sluggy came out for a visit, Den fell apart and had a large abscess in the back of his throat. Did you know that your medical group is a separate entity from your medical insurance? No, well you aren't alone on that one. Our medical group went bankrupt and stuck us with the bills. $1336 is WAY overdue! And guess who they are coming after? Even though Blue Cross is being paid by us for coverage, it is up to our medical group to pay part of the bill. WTF!!!! How can you have medical bills when you paid your deductible!?!?!?!? I don't see this being resolved anytime soon. I have a stack of papers and have documented everything but you know how these things go.
What is your craziest medical story? What's the longest you have fought over a medical bill for? Should I let it go to collections and attach a dispute?