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Parents Are Not Liable For Medical Debts Of Adult Children On Shared Insurance

Are parents responsible for adult children’s medical debts? Should people squeeze in appointments and expensive procedures before year’s end because of changes that might come with the GOP tax bill? Should consumers pay a broker to help them enroll in a plan? I answer these questions from readers this week. Q: My 25-year-old brother died in April, and now hospitals are calling my parents to cover his bills. He was covered under my parents’ employer-sponsored plan, but are they liable for his medical debt? No, parents are not generally responsible for an adult child’s medical debts, said Richard Gundling, senior vice president at the Healthcare Financial Management ...

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