Tuesday, September 28, 2010

A "No, I'm not dead yet" post

Warning - post may contain useful information.

So, it's been almost 16 months since I returned to Deathstar Medical Torture and Anal Rape Billing (against my wishes, but recommended by my former doctor), 11 months since I filed for bankruptcy, 7 months since my debts were discharged, and of course they're still attempting to bill for healthcare inflicted on me during June of last year. So I contacted my lawyer, let her know I've told them and their various collection agencies that the court has discharged my debts, and she's evaluating the situation to see if it would be worthwhile to file a claim against them. I like how any regular jackoff like me who ignores court orders gets arrested and fined or jailed, but for wealthy hospitals we have to take them to court so the court can order them to obey the court's previous orders. I'm not optimistic. The hospitals know how to work the system better than anyone, along with working the old "We can't provide proper inexpensive healthcare because the mean old public is always successfully suing us for no reason" pity ploy.

And in other bankruptcy news, the economy and changes in credit laws have made it harder than in previous years to get credit approval after filing, which sounds logical until you consider that a) I have a history of paying my bills on time, and b) unlike most of you, I can't declare bankruptcy on anyone for another 9 1/2 years. Also I've heard reports of people who filed years ago and have been using credit responsibly and paying their bills on time are increasingly being denied credit. Just a little something to consider in case I've made filing sound like a grand adventure. Fortunately I have a shiny new car (with a lousy credit company that has already sent two letters informing me that they will be sharing my personal information with everyone the law allows) and three rejections for an auto loan and no need to find a new apartment, so I'm good for the time being.

And to make up for sharing potentially useful information with you, here is a bunny.

Hwang Mi Hee (황미희), 28 yo K-bunny.


Charlene said...

As I'm sure you're aware the most common reason the consumer files for bankruptcy is medical debt.

Jay said...

"The hospitals know how to work the system better than anyone..."

That's because it was THEIR lobbyists who wrote the laws.

Cute bunny.

Coal Miner's Granddaughter said...

Hospitals suck. Unless they're saving your life and stuff. :( Sorry hon. But cute bunny!

metalmom said...

Hospital bills are respnsible for more rape....and when they do it, it's legal.

Captain Dumbass said...

IF it all goes south you can ditch the apartment and live out of your shiny new car. It'll make it harder for them to track you down.

Hey, does Grace Park from Hawaii 5-0 meet K-bunny requirements?

Grant said...

Charlene - I don't see that changing anytime soon.

Jay - I'm just glad they haven't taken it to the next step and ordered the ambulance drivers to begin running people down to increase business.

Coal Miner's Granddaughter - bunnies make everything better.

metalmom - I'm pretty sure the term "therapist" in medical bills is just a contraction for "the rapist".

Captain Dumbass - this one certainly meets requirements.

Ricardo said...

I had a bankruptcy and refuse to use any credit cards. I hate credit card companies. they can all burn.

Robin said...

I say we all just give up and die, screw you hospitals!