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Can I Get Charity Care Benefits To Pay For My Hospital Bill?

Federal and state laws require hospitals to provide you certain types of medical care for free or at a reduced cost if you cannot afford to pay for the medical treatment. Charity Care covers “medically necessary” treatment, including inpatient hospital stays and emergency room visits. #5909EN

Debtors' Rights: Dealing with Collection Agencies

Read this to understand debt collection practices and your rights when dealing with debt collectors. Includes form letters you can use to mail to debt collectors requesting that they stop contacting you. #0200EN

Getting Help with Medical Debt in Washington State

Having medical bills can cause fear, worry and embarrassment. But ignoring them can lead to bigger problems. If you cannot afford your medical debt, read this to learn about some options that can help. #0212EN

Help with Medical Bills for Immigrants without Legal Immigration Status

Describes what programs are available and who is eligible for medical bill help. #8144EN

Video - Debt Collection Defense in Washington State

This video series explains some basics about the laws affecting people who owe a debt in Washington State.

Video - What if I Get Sued for a Debt?

Short video covering what you should do if you receive court papers (Summons and Complaint) from a creditor suing you to collect a debt.

Can I Get Charity Care Benefits To Pay For My Hospital Bill?

Federal and state laws require hospitals to provide you certain types of medical care for free or at a reduced cost if you cannot afford to pay for the medical treatment. Charity Care covers “medically necessary” treatment, including inpatient hospital stays and emergency room visits. #5909EN

Getting Help with Medical Debt in Washington State

Having medical bills can cause fear, worry and embarrassment. But ignoring them can lead to bigger problems. If you cannot afford your medical debt, read this to learn about some options that can help. #0212EN

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