Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentLaw & Ethics · 4 weeks ago

What happen to medical debt if the person with the debt dies by sucidie ?

13 Answers

  • 3 weeks ago

    The same as any other debt and any other cause of death.

    If a person with any type of debt dies while owning anything, then whatever the person owns is used to pay the debt.

    If the person doesn't own anything or doesn't own enough, then the debt doesn't get paid.

  • 4 weeks ago

    Like anyone who owes money when they die. The executor or whoever handles the estate of the deceased takes control of the assets of the deceased and use the estate to pay off all debts BEFORE anybody inherits anything. When that money is gone the debt becomes uncollectable. Nobody, including family, (except a spouse) is obligated to pay any debts of the deceased out of their own pocket.

  • 4 weeks ago

    The same as any other kind of debt, regardless of how the person dies.

    Whatever they owned at the time of death must be used to pay debts. If there isn't enough to pay the debts, the creditors don't get paid.

  • 4 weeks ago

    Same as if the person died in any other way. Their estate is responsible for paying all of its debts. If there is no money, then the debts go unpaid unless another party took written responsibility for them.

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  • 4 weeks ago

    It's a debt of their estate.

    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago

    if they leave any money the debt is paid out of that.

  • 4 weeks ago

    It depends. If the person has assets, the provider would likely pursue that avenue. Otherwise, they'd try to hang that debt on another person (like the parents, if a minor)...

  • 4 weeks ago

    To be paid by his estate.


  • 4 weeks ago

    The medical debt gets in line ahead of all the beneficiaries when settling the person's estate.  

    If the estate can't pay the debt, then the provider to whom the debt is owed to takes a loss.  The provider then passes that loss onto customers by charging more for their services.    

    • Nuff Sed
      Lv 7
      4 weeks agoReport

      yeah? you don't think medical providers carry insurance for non-payment?

  • 4 weeks ago

    The estate is responsible for paying the debt if any money exists to do so. If there is none, then it's written off as uncollectable debt.

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