Hospital Bill Collection
(Snyder, TX , US)
I live in a small town in Texas. I had knee surgery in Decemeber, 2010 and have had many bills to deal with. I received a bill from our local hospital for $877.00 for Rehab after surgery. I am in debt period from surgery bills and credit cards and it takes both of my checks to barely pay my bills monthly. I called when I got my first bill and told them I would pay some, but couldn't pay much right now, they said it would be noted. I have paid $20.00 the last two months to let them know I am not going to let this bill not be paid, but right now $20/month is all I can do.
Today I got another letter from a collection agency saying since I hadn't taken care of my obligation I would have 2 wks. and then it would be turned over for collection and take me to court.
My question is if your paying monthly, even a small amount, can a hospital still turn me in? I thought as long as you were trying they couldn't turn you in. I'm scared and don't know what to do. Can you help me?