My sister lives with me and has no assets or money.

by Andrea
(Harriman, TN)

My sister is totally dependent on me for her livelihood. I allow her to live in my house and I provide all expenses: groceries, utilities, etc. Therefore, if she needs medical care, will I be responsible for those bills? I do not have the resources to assume responsibility for medical bills.

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May 29, 2012
Similar situation
by: Anonymous

I live with my brother because I have no other place to go. I have medical issues also and no insurance or employment. Medicaid will not help you because they go by all family members who you live with. They denied me even though I have no means to pay these medical bills. They went by my brother's income. If you however are 65 or older, then medicare might help you but not if you are living with someone who has a job that pays over poverty level. I am 54 and can get no help what so ever from any government agencies unless I move in to the streets. Way to go America

One option to consider if you are overwhelmed by debt is to file for bankruptcy. If you qualify for Chapter 7 bankruptcy, you will be able to wipe out all of your medical debt as well as other unsecured debt. If you are interested in bankruptcy, I recommend that you schedule a FREE initial evaluation with a bankruptcy attorney.

May 24, 2012
My sister lives with me and has no assets or money.

You will not be obligated to pay your sister's medical bills unless you agree to be responsible for the cost of her care.

Given her financial situation, it sounds like your sister may be eligible for Medicaid. Has she applied for the program? If not, I would make sure that she does so right away. Medicaid is a federal/state health insurance program for low income people.

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