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Some Medical Debts Will No Longer Appear On Your Credit Report

By Consumer Law PA |

Although some recent developments provide reasons to be hopeful, America’s medical debt problem is not going away any time soon.  Medicaid expansions and the Affordable Care Act have meant that fewer people are uninsured; nine out of every ten adults in the United States have some form of health insurance.  The No Surprises Act… Read More »

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How To Make Nuisance Medical Bills Go Away

By Consumer Law PA |

When you get a bill in the mail that you can’t pay, a lot of people’s instinct is to ignore it, but that only makes things worse; if you do this, then in a few months, collection agencies will be pestering you about the same bill, and there might even be additional late fees… Read More »

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What To Do If You Get A Fraudulent Medical Bill

By Consumer Law PA |

Unaffordable medical bills are a major source of financial stress, collection agency harassment, and bankruptcy filings.  Medical bills that you cannot afford, even though you knew for a long time that you needed treatment and tried to budget for it, are bad enough, but it only adds insult to injury if the bill comes… Read More »

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Public Benefits Cannot Tell Your Creditors To Get Lost, But A Consumer Law Attorney Can

By Consumer Law PA |

The economic disruptions of the COVID-19 pandemic pushed hundreds of thousands of Americans to apply for public benefits such as rental assistance, unemployment benefits, and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).  Many of these applicants had never applied for any kind of government assistance before, and they quickly learned what people who had received… Read More »

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Keeping Your Debt Repayment New Year’s Resolutions

By Consumer Law PA |

2021 has been a year of feast or famine, where evidence that things were getting better alternated with the all too familiar feelings of impending doom.  Debt and your constant strategizing to repay it were parts of your life even before the COVID-19 pandemic.  During times when there was no place to go and… Read More »

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Yes, Debt Collector Harassment Can Cause PTSD

By Consumer Law PA |

When most of us were children, kids who were the targets of bullying by classmates could expect their parents to tell them to toughen up and their teachers to tell them to stop being a tattletale.  Today, parents and teachers recognize peer bullying for what it is, namely harassment and emotional or physical abuse. … Read More »

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The Department Of Education Will Discharge The Student Loans Of More Than 300,000 People With Permanent Disabilities

By Consumer Law PA |

More than half a million people in the United States have permanent disabilities and also owe money on student loans.  Approximately 365,000 are eligible to have their remaining loan balances discharged, a number of borrowers approximately equal to the population of Pittsburgh.  More than half of those borrowers have already defaulted on their loans. … Read More »

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WARN Notices: A Canary In A Coal Mine For Strategizing About Debt Repayment

By Consumer Law PA |

There is nothing quite like the feeling of panic you feel when you find out that your position is being eliminated, but the dread you feel when you find out bad news about your local economy, even if the piece of news does not directly affect you, is not pleasant, either.  Instincts can be… Read More »

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Are Secured Credit Cards The Answer To Your Debt Problems?

By Consumer Law PA |

The more money you have, the more you can borrow.  This makes sense from a lender’s perspective, because someone who has plenty of valuable assets is more likely to be able to pay you back.  From the perspective of someone who can only afford to purchase a house, car, or other expensive but necessary… Read More »

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How Scary Is It That Facebook Is Launching A Debt Collection Program?

By Consumer Law PA |

Facebook has been making people feel worse about themselves for going on twenty years now.  It started out as a forum for college students to pass judgment on each other’s physical appearance in terms that school-sponsored publications do not allow.  Facebook was the original homeland of the humblebrag, where people show off purchases that… Read More »

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