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Federal workers struggling to pay medical bills during shutdown

On Behalf of | Jan 24, 2019 | Medical Debt

It is never fair for a hardworking individual to have to choose between paying to keep a roof over their head and having a necessary medical procedure that will improve their health. However, this is just what some government workers have to do because of the ongoing shutdown of the federal government. Tennessee residents may know someone facing just this problem or might be suffering from it themselves.

The government shutdown has been going on for four weeks, and during that time thousands of government workers have missed paychecks that they need to provide for themselves and their families. Some have had to dip into their savings to pay medical bills that were incurred before the shutdown began. Others have had to defer procedures for themselves and their children because they do not have the money to pay for their basic necessities, let alone additional medical costs.

The federal government shutdown is a national problem for many who have not been paid and have not been allowed to work. Because of it, financial difficulties are befalling those who do not have the savings necessary to ride out the shutdown, which as of now does not have an end in sight.

As federal workers continue to fight to survive without their regular income, more and more may find that they cannot pay their medical bills, rents or car payments. The financial difficulties that they find themselves in may result in insurmountable debts and overwhelming financial straits. Their debt relief and bankruptcy attorneys may be able to offer them some guidance on ways of staying afloat despite their difficult economic situations.