The state of medical care in Indiana matches that of the rest of the country. It is too expensive, and costs only seem to rise. With no real solution coming from the federal government, it is up to you to take control of your medical debt. This requires some work on your part, but you can make sure that you never pay more than what you absolutely must for services and care.
Forbes explains that medical costs are negotiable. Just consider how insurance companies handle things. They negotiate costs all the time. There is no reason why you cannot do so as well. Whenever you get a bill, go over it carefully. Make sure your insurance covers everything it should. Look at the prices. Sometimes they try to charge exuberant fees for tests and procedures. You can often talk them down in price, thus reducing your costs.
Another tool you can use is financial assistance. Always check to see if you qualify as most medical providers offer some type of assistance. It never hurts to see if you can get it because it can save you a lot of money.
You never have to settle for the amount due on your bill. You can always consider options and discuss the bill with the provider to get discounts. This may take some work, but it is very well worth it. If it takes you an hour to negotiate a bill but you save $100, then you just made $100 an hour, which is not bad. This information is for education and is not legal advice.