93% of People Who Challenge a Medical Bill End Up Saving Money

Medical debt is a real issue for a lot of people.  So remember this if you ever have a big hospital bill.

 A recent study by Lending Tree found that if you try to challenge a medical bill, there’s a very good chance you’ll be successful. 93% of people who’ve tried to negotiate a bill either had it reduced to a lesser amount, or dropped altogether. 1 in 3 said they asked for specific things to be removed from their bill.  And 1 in 4 just asked flat-out for their bill to be lowered.

  The study found 37% of Americans currently owe money on a medical bill.  And another 23% have had medical debt in the past.  So that’s 6 in 10 overall.  The most common things that lead to it are emergency room visits . . . doctor visits . . . emergency surgery . . . having a baby . . . and having dental bills you can’t cover upfront. (Lending Tree)