Fang Talks

Steady decline.

A couple of weeks later, and I can finally tell getting my travel insurance to cover my hospital bills is going to be a pain.

I could’ve known earlier, when they asked me to send the bills to my regular insurance first to see what they covered, and my regular insurance got back to me with a number that didn’t at all resemble anything on the bills I sent them. I’ll have to whip out the notepad and jot all these numbers down, see if they can even be made sense of in the first place. If it doesn’t, I’ll have to get back to them, and who knows how long that’ll take.

Meanwhile, the American medical services are not-so-patiently awaiting my payment. Apparently these don’t go into the debt collection process until later, but even just having that looming on the horizon makes me feel uncomfortable. I mean, realistically, I can just go back home and never show face here again. They’re not going to send people after me for such small amounts. But I do want to be able to return here later, and getting arrested for payment avoidance at the airport doesn’t sound like a warm welcome to me.

Christ, what a headache. If only we had smart contracts for this stuff.
~ Fang


  • 03/08/2017 (2:50 AM)

    You wouldn’t get arrested. You might get served with papers for a civil suit, however.

    That’s the thing about not paying your debts, in most states. They can get a court award that’s not worth the paper it’s written on.

    Sorry you have to deal with it. As an American, I mean that literally: Sorry.

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