You're in the Dentist's chair, you just learned that you need a Root Canal, and you have no Dental Insurance.
To quote the late Karl Malden: "What Will You Do????? WHAT WILL YOU DO????"
One solution being used more and more is...
Your credit score (defined here by Kansas City bankruptcy attorney Rachel Foley) can effect the health care treatment you receive.
Business Week reports that some hospitals buy software that helps them determine which clients can pay through analyzing their credit score and other financial information.
One horror story in the article concerns a woman with $6,500 annual income, which would qualify her for free care under the hospital's own standards, except they found she had $600 left on her $1,800 VISA card.
Bad enough for hospitals to know all our private health information, now they are checking our finances as well.
In Part Four of this series we saw how low income to moderate income individuals had a much more difficult time affording health care and medical insurance.
There is an expression, "When All You Have Is A Hammer, Everything Looks Like A Nail", and even though...