How do we help our parents see that they need to pay their medical bills?
They are both eligible for medicare, and so think that they do not owe anything, that drs and hosp services are covered in full. (There is no 2ndary ins.) My husband has POA, but not the checkbook, because at the moment they are still capable of general finances.
Any ideas on how to help them see the need to make arrangements to pay these bills? When they get these bills, one of two things happen, either they deny they are bills or say they are trying to be 'scammed' into paying. Some bills have already gone to collections, and one lawsuit has already been filed, and hearings begun. Has anyone else out there dealt with this????? We live in a small community and their non-payment is getting to be quite known and embarrassing.