Can a hospital take a deceased person's home from the spouse for unpaid medical bills?

Question Details: Example: a terminally ill patient is in the hospital and the medical insurance quits paying for whatever reason. There are still unpaid medical bills to be paid after the patient dies. Can the hospital foreclose on the home to collect the debt? The home is in both the deceased and the surviving spouse's name.

Catherine Blackburn / Blackburn Law Firm Answered 4 years ago| Contributor
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