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, twenty-one people were listed with new judgments totaling $553,394 to hospitals, doctors, or other medical providers.
This week, three people were listed as having satisfied judgments totaling $79,297 to hospitals, doctors, or other medical providers.
Again this week, there were no health-care related bankruptcies listed.
Continuing the trend, none of the accounts was for less than $5,000.