Medical bills force people to file bankruptcy. It is something bankruptcy lawyers hear all the time. A medical emergency can wipe out a person’s assets at once. You can be in good financial shape. Then health problems pop up. Before you know it, you owe money you simply cannot pay back. Hospital expenses are out of hand. If insurance does not cover the medical bills, everyday people have no way to pay the tab. It is not only something Broward County bankruptcy lawyers are familiar with. It takes place everywhere. The latest example can be found in Nebraska. Bankruptcy attorneys in three Nebraska counties have seen what medical bills can do. More than one fourth of the bankruptcy filings in the counties of Dawson, Otoe, and Red Willow have major medical expenses listed as of at least twenty percent of their debt. An advocacy group is trying to do something about it. The group, called Nebraska Appleseed, presented the bankruptcy case filings information to Nebraska lawmakers. The group is trying to reverse the state’s decision not to expand Medicaid under the federal health law. This decision and the rising medical bills are driving people to bankruptcy. Bankruptcy lawyers in Broward, Miami-Dade, and Palm Beach counties deal with out of control medical bills all the time. Medical costs not covered by insurance are often devastating. It is a good thing people have the bankruptcy code to fall back on. Often, bankruptcy is the only way to escape these debts. Not to mention pushy bill collectors that further stress out those in trouble. If you are facing medical bills and see no way out. There is an option. Talk to a bankruptcy attorney. Explore if bankruptcy is right for you. Consultations are usually free. The solution to your medical bills could be a phone call away.