Means Test Pandemic Law Change Extended

Wasson and ThornhillChanges in Bankruptcy Law

money from pandemic relief

Photo by Alexander Mils on Unsplash. The recently expired deadline allowing pandemic relief payments from being excluded from the means test was extended to March 27, 2022. Way back at the beginning of the pandemic the CARES Act made some helpful temporary changes to consumer bankruptcy law. (See our blog post in April 2020 about this.) Those changes had expiration … Read More

Paying Medical Bills with New Debts

Wasson and ThornhillPre-Bankruptcy Planning

paying for medical bills

Photo by Bermix Studio on Unsplash. You could pay your medical bills through many forms of borrowing—from putting them on a credit card to a home equity loan. What makes sense? About one-fourth (26%) of American adults (18-64 years old) reported that they or someone in their household had problems paying medical bills during the previous year. This is according … Read More

New Affordable Care Act Opportunities

Wasson and Thornhillpandemic

affordable prescriptions and other medical care

Photo by pina messina on Unsplash. Two major recent developments with the Affordable Care Act: a Special Enrollment Period is open until August 15, and coverage costs less. Our last several weeks of blog posts have been about health insurance and medical bills. Two weeks ago we got into the topic of health insurance and bankruptcy. Last week was a … Read More

Q&A about Medical Bankruptcy

Wasson and ThornhillBankruptcy Advice

medical room in hospital

Photo by Martha Dominguez de Gouveia on Unsplash. There is no such thing, legally speaking, as a medical bankruptcy. However, the majority of personal bankruptcies have a medical cause. The last two weeks we’ve written about health insurance. Two weeks ago we discussed the 6 months of free health insurance provided by the recent American Rescue Plan Act.  Last week … Read More