September 17, 2013

Tuesday's Number: $374,257

Tuesday is the day my local paper, the Syracuse Post-Standard, publishes the weekly business section. In addition to special features, tips from stock experts, budgeting advice and the like, we get the judgment and bankruptcy listings.

As I did for much of last year, I will be tracking health care related filings. I include anything that is clearly a debt owed to a hospital, nursing home, physician or physician group, medical supplier, and so on; I do not include filings by insurance companies, many of which are so diversified it would not be a fair assumption that the filing is related to medical care or health insurance.

This week, there were six people listed with new judgments to hospitals, doctors, or other medical providers totaling $185,405.

This week, there was one satisfied judgment totaling $76,234 to a hospital, doctor, or other medical provider.  

And, there were two health-care related bankruptcies, totaling $112,618.

The paper publishes only those accounts of at least $5,000.