H-28: Surprise! You’ve got… debt.

Every week I set aside 30 minutes to sit back, relax, turn on Netflix, and go through the week’s accumulation of junk mail. One pile for recycling, one pile for shredding, and one pile for further investigation. After wading through 7 new offers for “pre-approved” credit cards and 4 offers for debt-consolidation services, I came across this…

Health bill

Not the most pleasant news to receive on a relaxing Sunday. Turns out I have unpaid health bills from awhile back when I decided to undergo a series of tests to figure out what was wrong with me (turns out I simply had a persistent cold). The worst part? Turns out they didn’t have my insurance on file and thus, I’m footing the full bill… yikes. Even the mis-addressed Victoria’s Secret magazine wasn’t enough to cheer me up after that.

So what now?

Now… I fight it. Armed with health insurance information and the knowledge that bill collection is a huge pain in the ass for health care organizations, I’m going to do my best to cut this down to a fraction of the total. #onwardho!

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