Memphis, TN asked in Collections and Health Care Law for Tennessee

Q: I owe Tenncare 40,000$. I filed bankruptcy in 2009. Its been 12 years since the tenncare incident.

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Anthony M. Avery
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A: Was TennCare listed as a Creditor in your Bankruptcy? Were they listed as an unsecured, non-priority Debt? And if so, did the State fight it? You must look at your Bankruptcy File, and will probably have to spend alot of time with the Court's File. Hire a competent attorney. But if TennCare was never listed as a Creditor, then the Debt was probably not Discharged, and is enforceable six years from the date that the Debt was created, or ten years from date of Judgment.

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