Q: In New York City Domestic Partnerships, are partners responsible for the other's medical debt if either one gets sick?
I am in a domestic partnership registered through the City of New York. I would like to be on my partner's health insurance policy. We would like to know that if I were to get sick, is she responsible for paying my remaining bill should something not be covered by insurance and I am unable to pay? Can she be taken to collections or reported to a credit bureau because of any future medical debt I could accrue as a patient?
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