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Ohio has a very long statute of limitations
for breach of contract
. When you sign into a hospital you sign an agreement to pay whatever insurance does not pay and that makes it a written contract
in Ohio, which has a 15 year statute of limitations under Ohio law and the actually have 15 years from last payment to seek to recover for the bill that is outstanding. You do have a right to challenge the bill and make them prove the amount due and you can also negotiate a reduction in the bill, but by Ohio law, yes, I am afraid they can still seek to collect it up to 15 years from date of last payment.
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