Raquel Nelson, 43, a social worker being sued for $2,200 by Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare, in the Shelby County General Sessions Courthouse in downtown Memphis after a hearing in her own instance. NelsonвЂ™s employer-provided medical insurance covered all but about $1,700 of a medical center bill for the hysterectomy in 2016. (Andrea Morales for MLK50)
It was maybe perhaps perhaps not the time that is first was in fact a defendant. Methodist sued her in 2013 for $850 in medical center bills on her behalf kiddies, who will be now grown. (She has because paid down that financial obligation.) 36 months ago, Baptist sued her for $5,000 after an overnight stay for upper body problems. SheвЂ™s paying $50 per month.
Nelson, 43, does regret that is nвЂ™t a profession in social solutions, although her bachelorвЂ™s and masterвЂ™s degrees left her with $100,000 in figuratively speaking, that are in deferment.
Prescriptions to treat chronic ailments hypothyroidism that is including plus materials for a device to deal with snore, total more than $200 per month.
Whenever cash is tight, Nelson will pay simply sufficient on the household bill to help keep the lights on.