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Woman works two jobs to pay off medical debt

Posted at 6:07 PM, May 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-28 19:07:51-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Kim Kilmon has not taken a day off in months, she works a full time job and spends all of her days off driving for Uber, all because she is drowning in thousands of dollars in medical debt.

“It’s very stressful, credit companies keep calling, I can’t provide for my two kids so I have to work two jobs,” the 55-year-old said sitting inside the kitchen of her Gallatin apartment.

Perhaps the most astonishing part of Kim’s story is that like millions of other Americans she has insurance. But after her appendix burst last year, Kim found herself stuck with bills totally more than $5,000 because of a high deductible associated with her plan.

A single mom, Kim barely makes enough money to provide for both her boys, she’s unable to save any kind of income to help with her mounting medical bills.

“It’s just stressful, you get messages on a daily basis. They call me at work and there’s nothing you can do, it’s embarrassing,” Kim said as she started to cry.

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