Since debts are finances, I wondered if any posters could answer a question I have. If one has thousands of dollars of medical bills but one's only income is disability but you do have insurance and it pays it's share, what is the minimum one has to pay the hospital or medical providers before they can put you into debt collection for your share after insurance? Years ago, it used to be that as long as you paid even $5.00 a month they could not come after you. Has this changed? It maybe more than $5.00 now a days but does anyone know what it is? I am not looking for the answer for myself but for someone else who finds themself in this predicament. They do not want to have to end up with the taxpayer paying their bills through Medicaid so was wondering what is the least they can pay without having the Collectors coming after them. Thanks for any info you can provide. Much appreciation for your help.