5 Things You Didn't Know About Getting Rid of Medical Bills

February 22, 2024
Hosted by Dr. Virgie Bright Ellington

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Episode Description

Today we're talking about the top 5 things you didn’t know about paying medical bills – whether you have insurance or not. Most folks living in the United States don’t realize they’re just one accident or serious illness away from a lifetime of debt – even if they have “great” insurance. Many think the #1 cause of bankruptcy in the U.S. is medical bills because those individuals didn’t have decent health insurance or any insurance at all. It’s not true – and what you don’t know can hurt you and possibly destroy your financial future. In this episode, Dr. Virgie reveals valuable money-saving expert insider secrets to make sure overwhelming medical debt doesn’t happen to you or someone you love. Show notes: A list of preventive services that your insurance must cover at no cost to you - including no copay, coinsurance or deductible - can be found at healthcare.gov/coverage/preventive-care-benefits. You can find a free template to file a health insurance complaint and/or request an external review of denied coverage at crushmedicaldebt.com/free-resources.

Crush Medical Debt – Medical Bills Uncovered

Thursday at 2PM PST on VoiceAmerica Health and Wellness

Welcome to “Crush Medical Debt - Medical Bills Uncovered”, America’s first medical money-saving show dedicated to protecting you from becoming a victim of the nation’s #1 cause of debt, stress, and bankruptcy – medical bills. Every week, we make the complex world of medical finances simple – while empowering you with the information you need to fight predatory bills to save your home, retirement savings, and financial future. From discussions with medical billing insider Dr. Virgie Bright Ellington sharing her expert-secrets-made-easy to specialists revealing money-saving health insights – we've got you covered so you can pay off medical bills fast! So, join us on this mission to crush medical debt. Because when knowledge is power – saving you time and money – health is wealth! Tune in to "Crush Medical Debt - Medical Bills Uncovered" every Thursday at 2 PM Pacific/5 pm Eastern on the VoiceAmerica Health and Wellness Channel and begin your journey to financial wellness today!

Dr. Virgie Bright Ellington

Virgie Bright Ellington, MD is an internal medicine physician and medical billing expert. A dedicated patient advocate, Dr. Virgie earned her degree at the University of Michigan Medical School and trained at the Cambridge Hospital of Harvard Medical School. After practicing more than 20 years in primary care and psychiatric settings and as a health insurance executive, Dr. Virgie now helps patients understand complex medical procedures, communicate effectively with their healthcare providers, and avoid financial devastation from crushing medical bills through her WHAT YOUR DOCTOR WANTS YOU TO KNOW series. Dr. Virgie is a former NY1 News health contributor and has been featured in Dallas Fox News, several podcasts, and national magazines. Dr. Virgie lives in Westchester County, New York with her husband and three children.

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