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Bankruptcy could be an option for overwhelmed Ohio residents

In order to be successful, many Ohio residents know that money may need to be spent and investors attracted. However, if a person is unable to repay investors and/or make more money than he or she spent, serious financial issues could result. In some situations, parties may be too overwhelmed with debt to pay back loans, and they may wish to consider filing for bankruptcy

Bankruptcy may help Ohio residents facing medical debt

Trying to pay for expensive medical treatment can be a difficult situation for Ohio residents. Some procedures may be necessary in order for ailments or injuries to be remedied, but the bills associated with the procedures could leave individuals facing considerable medical debt. Rather than forego future medical treatment in order to avoid accumulating further debt, individuals may wish to look into their options for handling the already accrued debt.

Why bankruptcy can be a smart decision

For many Ohio residents, filing for bankruptcy may seem to be something that is only done by those who have no other choice. While declaring bankruptcy is a serious decision, it can actually work to restore a person's credit rather quickly in addition to the other benefits it can provide. According to a recent report by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, people who are constantly in debt or who repeatedly default on a loan have lower credit scores than people who file for bankruptcy.

Can taxes be discharged in bankruptcy?

In Ohio, many people struggling with debt are also facing the challenge of tax payments. When debts from credit cards and other sources start to pile up, it can be difficult to make tax payments. These missed payments will start to create tax debts and penalty charges that make a debt problem tougher. It may be possible to discharge some of these tax debts by filing for bankruptcy.

Unexpected medical debt despite hospital aid programs

According to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, more than half of all consumer debt is attributable to medical bills. Even when Ohio patients are indigent and qualify for a hospital aid program, they may still be held liable to pay for such things as anesthesiology that was contracted to a private physician's group by the hospital.

The problems of medical debt in Ohio

Medical debt is a significant problem for many people in Ohio and around the country. The issue is not one relegated only to the uninsured, either. Of those struggling with high medical debt, 70 percent were insured at time the debt was incurred, according to some reports.

Debt relief

There are many services in Ohio that can be used to deal with debt. Two of the most prominent of these types of services are credit counseling companies and debt settlement companies. Although both of these services are intended to accomplish the goal of debt relief, they work toward this goal in different ways. Before making a decision about debt management, it is important to know the facts about these services.

Nonprofit hospitals suing for medical debt

Many people in Ohio are forced to seek medical care when they are unable to afford it. Sometimes, people are uninsured while at other times, the insurance they have does not cover all of the care that is received. Some people are forced to utilize the services of a nonprofit hospital as the only source of care that they may have available. Although nonprofit hospitals do not have to pay taxes on their profits and receive numerous other breaks in exchange for their provision of care to the poor, these hospitals many times turn around and sue the people who are most in need when the people are unable to pay their medical bills.

Consequences of medical debt in Ohio

Medical debt can have long lasting consequences for those who owe. One of the biggest problems that it can lead to is a damaged credit score if an unpaid debt is referred to collections. It can take years to rebuild a person's credit profile, and poor credit can hamper an individual's ability to get a loan.

What to think about before declaring bankruptcy

Filing for bankruptcy is not something that should be done on a whim. A bankruptcy can remain on an Ohio debtor's credit report for up to 10 years, which may make it difficult to get a loan or even get a job in the future. Prior to deciding on bankruptcy, it may be worthwhile to talk to creditors to see if there is anything that can be done to achieve debt relief without filing.

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