Does bankruptcy clear all hospital bills and medical debts? 24 Answers as of June 22, 2011

Does bankruptcy clear all hospital bills and medical debts?

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Mercado & Hartung, PLLC
Mercado & Hartung, PLLC | Christopher J. Mercado
Health care bills are generally dischargeable.
Answer Applies to: Washington
Replied: 6/22/2011
The Law Office of Mark J. Markus
The Law Office of Mark J. Markus | Mark Markus
Yes, those debts are usually dischargeable in a bankruptcy case.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 6/21/2011
Law Offices of Dennis Baranowski
Law Offices of Dennis Baranowski | Dennis Baranowski
In most cases, the bankruptcy discharge will relieve the debtor(s) from liability for hospital bills and other medical debts. However, you should consult with an experienced bankruptcy attorney to review the specific facts of your situation.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 6/21/2011
The Northwest Debt Relief Law Firm
The Northwest Debt Relief Law Firm | Thomas A McAvity
Hospital and medical debts are merely unsecured non-priority debts and as such are among the easiest to discharge in bankruptcy.
Answer Applies to: Oregon
Replied: 6/20/2011
Law Office of J. Thomas Black, P.C.
Law Office of J. Thomas Black, P.C. | J. Thomas Black
Yes, hospital bills and medical debts are usually general, unsecured debts and they can be discharged or cancelled in a bankruptcy, if you do not have the ability to repay them. If you qualify for Chapter 7 bankruptcy, they can be completely discharged, and in a "no-asset" Chapter 7 you would not have to pay them anything. In Chapter 13, you would have to pay them a percentage of what you owe them, based upon your ability to pay and the amount of any non-exempt property that you want to keep.
Answer Applies to: Texas
Replied: 6/20/2011
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