How does my son stop collection agencies and get medical debt forgiven?
(Ripley, Ny, USA)
My son has no medical insurance. He has been a student off and on and his employment has been as a cook. He has education loans, no vehicle, and rents a room from someone renting a house. He lives in Seattle and nearly drowned on vacation in California in 2003. (he was 25 then) He appreciates the medical care he received, but cannot pay the bill. In 2009 he moved to Denver for a while and was beat up during his first week there. Again, he appreciates the medical care he received, but cannot pay the bill. These bills are in collections now and he has no way (and I am not in a financial position to be able to help him) to pay these, even on a payment plan. He also hasn't qualified for Medicaid in Seattle. What can he do?