What happens when medical bills go to collections?

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asked Dec 18, 2017 in Other-Finance by seyfert (250 points)
What happens when medical bills go to collections?

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answered Dec 18, 2017 by Judy (17,370 points)
When medical bills are sent to collection a bad mark will be put on your credit report and you will have a lower credit score as a result of it.

The creditors will then likely try to call and harass you or send you letters trying to get you to pay.

This is why it's a good idea to get health insurance to help cover unexpected medical expenses.
Try and work out a payment plan with the hospital as well if you have a hospital bill that you can't pay off in full.

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