Health industry looks at medical credit score

Full story: Orlando Sentinel
Mortgage lenders aren't the only ones showing more interest in your credit score these days -- the health industry is creating its own score to judge your ability to pay. Full Story

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#1 Jan 6, 2008
This is another way for credit companies to make more money. Nothing is created in this country if it does not have this purpose in mind.A poor score will probably encourage credit companies to raise the interest rate on the monies owned or tag on more fees. The ultimate purpose is to have a person pay their medical bill for the rest of their lives. In other words, not allow a person to pay off a bill. This will probably affect poor people as well as the middle class!! This is what is happening with regular creit scores, one pays more for things if the credit score is low. Also, this will probably be another way that employers can use to prevent someone from getting a job with them if their score is low since this may indicate higher cost fpor them as far as medical benefits. The great American scam.

Orlando, FL

#2 Jan 6, 2008
This is the worst thing I have ever heard. We already have a woman who died after suffering a heart attack for 45 minutes in the waiting room, and children dying because insurance won't approve transplants!
NOW, we won't have people being treated in emergency rooms because their SCORE isn't high enough! God, I hope we start acting like compassionate humans at some point! I wasn't going to vote for Hillary, but I am going to start thinking about it now!

Orlando, FL

#3 Jan 6, 2008
We have got to get democrats in office to prevent this. It's bad enough most Americans will lose all their assets back to the government for long term care in old age, but this seeks to get you before you get old. If you can't pay you gonna die.

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