Healthcare providers quick to rely on debt collectors

Mar 09, 2012 Mike Garretson

Debt collection firms should be aware of a rise in activity as healthcare costs continue to increase. According to a report released this week by the Commonwealth Fund, some 30 million Americans were contacted by collection agencies for unpaid


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Bill to aid those with medical debts

Mar 08, 2012 Mike Garretson

According to private foundation The Commonwealth Fund, about 30 million Americans were contacted by collection agencies for unpaid medical bills in 2010, MSNBC reports. This is a marked increase from just five years earlier, when that figure


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Debt collection issues rage in Idaho, nationwide

Mar 08, 2012 Mike Garretson

Debt collection issues rage in Idaho, nationwide

The Federal Trade Commission's (FTC) recently released list of top consumer complaints in 2011 saw identity theft lead the way for the 12th year in a row, according to the FTC's website.The Consumer Sentinel Network, which recorded


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Tuition forcing grads, parents into debt

Mar 08, 2012 Mike Garretson

Tuition forcing grads, parents into debt

Once thought of as a gateway to obtaining a successful career, college degrees are now pushing grads into an uncertain future. Many graduates are having trouble finding a steady job, which adversely affects the payment of their student loans.


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Ohio collection program assists Lucas County

Mar 07, 2012 Mike Garretson

Utilizing a collection tactic introduced by Ohio attorney general Mike DeWine, Lucas County, Ohio, has been able to recoup more than $500,000 in delinquent fines over the past three years, the Toledo Blade reports.The program involves using


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