medical bill should be covered by charity care
I wasa 20 year old female with a part time job and no health insurance when I needed emergency room care. In May of 2011, I sent to the emergency room and told the admission people I had no insurance. They said if I bring in copies of my pay stubs to prove an income level, they could bill this as charity care in the state of new jersey. I gave them everything they ask for, but still received bills from the hospital for about $1,250. I sent 2 letters to the President of the hospital in May of 2012 and June of 2012 asking if this has been billed to the charity care and to send me a copy of the response from that bill. I never got a response and now it is in collections. Am I responsible or should the hospital bill this to charity care? Needless to say, this is now on my credit report.