Quoting DeidreLC:" Every hospital has a charity fund that you can ask for, for past balances, and new ones. It's for people ... [snip!] ... to ask for it though. They don't like to tell people that they have a million bucks for someones bill to be paid for by them. ."
This is very true. Before I moved I worked for billing for a hospital and you can call and speak with a biller and they can help you with filling out a form to see if you qualify for assistance. They will ask you about your bills monthly etc and if you qualify they will take care of the rest. And if you do not qualify they can normally set up payments for 25.00 a month. Have you called and talked to them about this OP?