Brooklyn, NY asked in Consumer Law, Family Law, Collections and Health Care Law for New York

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?

1 Lawyer Answer
Michael David Siegel
Michael David Siegel
  • New York, NY
  • Licensed in New York

A: In theory yes. Practically, not likely.

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