How long does a hospital have to bill a patient for an out-patient procedure?

March 10, 2015 16:07 by Consumer Ed
Dear Consumer Ed: How long does a hospital have to send me a bill for an out-patient procedure?  It has been four months since the procedure, and it is hard to know how to budget for this expense. In addition, it may be too late by the time I get the bill to claim it as part of my medical expen... [More]

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Why do I have different credit scores?

February 17, 2015 21:42 by Consumer Ed
Dear Consumer Ed: I recently applied for a $6,000 loan to pay off some credit cards.  When the bank pulled my credit score it was 550, but when I pulled it from TransUnion, it was over 200 points higher. How is that possible?  Which is correct? Consumer Ed says:  In the U.S., there... [More]

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Are stores allowed to sell expired food products?

January 26, 2015 14:25 by Consumer Ed
Dear Consumer Ed: In Georgia are there laws that prohibit service stations and convenience stores from selling out-of-date food products? Consumer Ed says:  For the answer to this question, we consulted the Georgia Department of Agriculture. The Georgia Food Act gives the Georgia Department of ... [More]

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